Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    436
    Thanks
    178
    Thanked 141 Times in 88 Posts

    French 47x380mm Case Markings

    I spotted this 47mm Model 37 (I think) case for sale locally and am considering buying it. Could someone translate the headstamps?
    Thanks,
    Mark
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,054
    Images
    6
    Thanks
    288
    Thanked 700 Times in 315 Posts
    It is special. Most are made by ARS, but not yours. It is a 47mm AT gun Mle 1937 case. Nice find. You should buy it.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to M8owner For This Useful Post:

    peregrinvs (17th February 2020)

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    436
    Thanks
    178
    Thanked 141 Times in 88 Posts
    I shall probably reinvestigate then. I think it’s about £25. One thing I did notice is that it doesn’t appear to have suffered the attentions of metal polish.

  5. #4
    Ordnance Approved/Premium
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lacie, KY USA
    Posts
    939
    Thanks
    545
    Thanked 244 Times in 155 Posts
    I don't know about your side of the pond, but they are hard to get over here. The closest I've come to one is a Naval (Mle 02?) made in 1910 which has the same dimensions. As Steve said, I'd buy it!! Cheers, Bruce.
    ALL ORDNANCE SHOWN BY ME HAS BEEN INERTED AND HAS NO LIVE FILLERS.

  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    436
    Thanks
    178
    Thanked 141 Times in 88 Posts
    There was also this Soviet 45mm anti-tank gun case for about the same price. I assume this is rather less exciting?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #6
    Ordnance Approved/Premium
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lacie, KY USA
    Posts
    939
    Thanks
    545
    Thanked 244 Times in 155 Posts
    The Soviet 45mm may be more common, but I don't know if they are THAT common. For that price, I would have snatched both up if they were here in the States.
    ALL ORDNANCE SHOWN BY ME HAS BEEN INERTED AND HAS NO LIVE FILLERS.

  8. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    436
    Thanks
    178
    Thanked 141 Times in 88 Posts
    I went back and bought the French case today. It said £23 on the price tag, but for some reason this turned into £21 at the till. (Grumble I did not) The neck wasn’t quite straight, but an unpainted 3pr practice shot used as a mandrel has cured it.

    An exciting feature is that the base stencils are still just visible. They appear to read:

    F.C.P . 1 . 12-1-39

    And then:

    BG4-18-37-5

    Are there any hardcore French ordnance specialists out there who could translate?

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top