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    13cm WW1 German Shell?

    Hello, is this a German 13cm HE shell? Approximately 130mm diameter and 580mm long. Looks like it has a screw base.
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    Can you meassure the exact diameter on the bourrelet?

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    The general shape makes me think to a 15cm Gr.03.
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    I have no examples of a 13 cm with base plate and my ref give, for a 13 cm, a length of 520 or 648 mm, no shell between this two length

    Looking further, I will agree Minenaz, your shell look more on a 15cm Gr03


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    Hello, I took some better measurement... you are right, this is a German 15cm Gr03. How I managed to misread it in the first place is still a mystery to me. Lockdown side effects I guess.
    One last question though: whith which gun was it used?
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    Here is what i got on this projectile from a manual I have from the time period. Note that it mentions some guns it was used for in the top left, however they seem to merely be describing captured ones without specifying the designation. Hope it helps!
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    Last edited by frijoles108; 20th May 2020 at 04:22 AM.

 

 

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