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    Italian 100/17 Field Howitzer

    Recently found this in New Zealand.
    First i've seen here in 15 years of collecting.
    Italian cases are fairly uncommon in NZ.

    I think it is supposed to be 132mm long.
    Sadly this one is only 108mm long.
    Cannot think of any legitimate reason for it to have been cut down

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    A desert bring back I suppose. When I lived in Aust there were quite a few Italian cases, mostly 20mm, in the scrapyards. Gleefully scooped up of course !!!!!

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    Yes very probably a desert souvenir... dated 1940.

    Can anyone confirm that 132mm was the proper case length?
    Thanks very much
    I also have Austrian 10cm M14 listed as 100x132R
    And listing (plus example) of Czech 10cm vz14/19 ( 100x183R )
    Any comments welcome

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    There is one for sale on Delcampe at the moment with a length of 133mm

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    Both specimens I have are 133mm lg.

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