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    French 75mm Mountain gun case

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    The pictures above show a French 75mm case measuring 144mm in height for the French mountain gun. Can anyone confirm which projectile(s) were used with this case/gun? TIA.
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    Could be the 145mm case for 75S Schneider (Tank gun or fortification)

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    Last edited by MINENAZ16; 8th August 2020 at 05:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MINENAZ16 View Post
    Could be the 145mm case for 75S Schneider (Tank gun or fortification)

    75.jpg75s.jpg
    Thanks once again Minen. I couldn't find any dimensions for the tank case and thought the date was a little early as it is '15' (unless that isn't the date!).
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    It's a modified case 75 DEC (75mm DE Campagne M1897). This gun came after 1879 so this marking is not a year.
    Two docs give different length for tank case : 144mm or 145mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MINENAZ16 View Post
    It's a modified case 75 DEC (75mm DE Campagne M1897). This gun came after 1879 so this marking is not a year.
    Two docs give different length for tank case : 144mm or 145mm.
    I am aware of the model 1897, but it is the faint '15' I was referring to after the 1897. Would this be part of the original markings and therefore nothing to do with the repurposed case?
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    Sorry I did not see the marking 15 on your picture. Yes, it's a bit early and no new markings for repurposed case (?)
    But I don't know when this kind of gun were tested. The BS (Blockhaus Schneider) gun came in 1916.
    I only have this entry for 144-145mm case.

    This one in picture is supposed to be a tank case (144-145) :
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    Last edited by MINENAZ16; 9th August 2020 at 07:20 AM.
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    This one 75 mm x 165 mm Schneider come from French Maroc occupation "FEZ 1913" stamped on

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    My reference refers to Blockhaus as 143 mm to make it more unclear.
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