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    This one is for sure inert ("Blind") - Prussian 9cm

    Here, one of our ancestors really loved stamping (and he used a nice font) ... "Bl" (blind) means inert filled - contained just lead balls and scrap to simulate weight.
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    Hello,
    I assume 9cm Gr82.
    Is it 225mm long ?
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    Yes, 9cm Granate c/82 should be the right name. Length is more or less 227mm.

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    What is the significance of the arrow? (obviously not the British Broad Arrow)

    "This way up?"

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    ...it means "inert". Very common on german shells until end of WW2

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    Direction of flight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpini View Post
    ...it means "inert". Very common on german shells until end of WW2
    Interesting - so did the British adapt to the use of the "Broad Arrow" in order to trick the Germans into thinking the British ammo was "inert"

    or vice versa..............

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    That's quite a convincing theory - maybe we should rewrite history.

 

 

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