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    1915 short German casing ?

    I also hve this. It was heavily encrusted with scale on the outside
    so it may have been under water. The inside must have been protected
    because it was clear. I didn't know what it was before scale removal, it was labeled
    as Trench Mortar as if it was French~
    Measurements are ; 11.6cm length, base diameter 85-86mm , the top is slightly
    flared so aI get 75mm one way, 78mm another.
    I know these have been disscused before but not sure what I would be looking for.
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    How was it labeled as Trench Mortar? I don't see any writing.
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    Two stick on stickers by whom I have no idea and being German obviously wrong.
    I know the German 96 7.7cm field gun started off with a short casing but 1915
    is too late for that. There was also some sort of short casing Navel gun 60mm ?
    This has no Navel marks.
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    Probably for 7,5 cm M15 mountain gun.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skoda_75_mm_Model_15

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    I think the Skoda case is too long at 129mm.
    Hawkinson lists a 77x118R case as a Karlsruhe fort gun 1915 with an 87mm rim. I think this is a better ID? Ron.

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    They are for Krupp mountain guns. Two types are existing with and without shoulder. It's unclear which case belongs two which gun exactly because there is a wide diversity of Krupp mountain guns. During war some of the guns were officially used by the german army because we had no mountain gun when the war started. Most of these guns were made for export but not delivered and then seized by the prussian state in the Krupp factory. One example of possible guns is the 7,5 cm Geb. K. Krupp L/14.

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