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    German 2cm Panzergranate 40

    One of the projects for the bench this summer a German 2cm Panzergranate 40 (I think, if anyone can correct me please do ). I think this will end up with a quarter section taken out of it .Head stamped asb ,42 ,with a little eagle
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    Hmm, I'm quite possibly going senile, but it doesnt look quite right to me....

    Ignoring the Üb version, which doesn't have a core, the other four variants (I am aware of so far) all had aluminium noses, and three of the four had aluminium bodies (See Photo 1 - Ignore Rightmost projectile, the 4th variant is similar to the 3rd from left, but shorter). The first variant (and hardest to find) had a steel body like yours, (see photo 2), but the cannelure was a very different shape to the one in your photo.

    Can you confirm the body is definitely steel as it looks in your photo?
    Can you also weigh the projectile?


    2cm Pzgr40 types.jpg - Photo 1

    2cm_hpz_b.jpg - Photo 2


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    I would have to agree with Richard, German Hartkernen were for the larger part Alu bodied. Cores wouldn't rust.
    This might be a 20mm SHVAK projectile.

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    Thanks for the the replies ,it weighs in at 88 grams and is definitely made of steel,I saw it and bought it because it look a bit out of the ordinary
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    I agree, thanks for that as I had a similar projectile wrongly allocated too!

    A couple of earlier members pictures from the forum, thanks guys.

    The SHVAK 20mm also has a slightly differing profile to the driving band compared to the German 20 x 138mm.
    20shvakAPCR2.jpg1449%20(2).jpg

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    Picking up on pzgr40/42s comment, is the cor of your projectile steel also?. It certainly looks somewhat corroded!

    The picture of pysalls Shvak, has a Tungsten core, so were there Shvak projectiles with steel bodies and steel cores?


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    Rich,
    that was a picture from the forum - mine is steel body and core shown next to adopted and non-adopted Hasag Pzgr. 40'sIMG_1239 (2).jpg

 

 

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