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    75. X 330R headstamp ID

    Greetings all,
    Can someone throw some light on the origin of this cart. with headstamp as pictured. I have seen a few like this but very little to give away the origin?
    Thanks in advance.
    Regards Ozzi.
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    Hi Ozziammo, this is French, quite probably made at the Manufacture d'Armes et de Munitions at Issy Les Moulineaux near Paris, very early I guess, 1890-1895... Best Frank

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    Looks like a 75x330R Schneider case.
    Rim diameter from memory is 92mm
    When i get home will confirm that and attach headstamp photo

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    20200525_173656.jpg

    Yes my case is 75x339R x92 listed as a field gun
    Headstamp is
    75 SCHNEIDER - CANET above
    B-M 99 below

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    Great stuff, thank you all. Regards Ozzi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley777 View Post
    20200525_173656.jpg

    Yes my case is 75x339R x92 listed as a field gun
    Headstamp is
    75 SCHNEIDER - CANET above
    B-M 99 below
    The headstand and primer are looking more like on other french naval cases.

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    Oh that was my mistake
    It is 75x330R
    ...NOT 75x339

    OK Alpini ...not field gun then... but naval ....thank you

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    I think 75x331DR91, model 1900 Schneider Canet field gun.
    Ignorance is bliss.

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    20200527_083847.jpg

    OK thanks Hoeksel
    Have remeasured the case ....
    Length 330.8 mm
    Rim 91.9 mm ..attached photo of stepped rim.
    So if it's a Model 1900 then the 99 on base does presumably not refer to year of manufacture (:
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley777 View Post
    20200527_083847.jpg
    So if it's a Model 1900 then the 99 on base does presumably not refer to year of manufacture (:
    I think it does because there was a Mle. 1898 too. My french is really bad or with other words not existant but I think the text says that the Mle. 1898-1900 is an improoved Mle. 1898.

    My comment about the headstamp wasn't meant as an ID - just as an observation. On the following drawing the screwed primer is seen on this field gun case so these were used on export cases too. The french naval screwed primers are also a little bit longer.
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