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    135X705 case

    Hi All i have had this case for more than 35 years and i believe it to be a 13cm German WW1 case the measurements are 135X705 the head stamp is PATRONENFABRIK KARLSRUHE DATED 1918, the thing that puzzles me is it has 12 holes in the top part of the case is it for pining in the different charges used or has someone tried to make something out of it.
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    Yes Andy 13cm German WW1 casing, have seen more than a few but none with holes drilled so I would have to think the holes were bored later (or not)...Dano

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    Hi dano, yes that's what i thought its a pity because its a nice case, has anybody got a pic of a complete one with projectile?
    Andy

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    Sorry to bring this old topic back up, but I was looking for some info on this case.
    I know that http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cc/cc04.htm has a good set of pictures of the gun as wel as the round.
    Does anyone know the value of a 13 cm case in good condition. I am planning of buying one. I have it's head, and now I'm in search of the casing.

    Thanks and regards

    John

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    Thanks John for the link, have you a pic of your projectile as would like to see it, cant help you with price as i was given mine, dose anybody know if the holes could be filed with something
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    Andy

    One of our illustrious members recently brazed an inerting hole. Imperceptible afterwards. Imaokie2000 has the skilz.

    Rick
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    You could have a good welder fill them with brazing rod and spend some time with file and abrasive paper. The holes will be gone, but there might be "spots", but it will be an improvment.

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    Thanks Rick, i had thought of that i will have to talk to a friend who can braze.
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    I have been told that TIG welding is also a possibility.

    I would like to find someone who can do this and have them try it on a scrap case first to see what the result looks like.
    Last edited by Falcon; 2nd January 2013 at 08:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandotter View Post
    You could have a good welder fill them with brazing rod and spend some time with file and abrasive paper. The holes will be gone, but there might be "spots", but it will be an improvment.

    Soldering the case by use of other case material (scrap cases) from the time period and nationality will leave no spots. It just has to be done by a skilled person.

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