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    Mystery german casing ww1?!

    Hello, this is my mystery german casing. It measures about 6.9 cm in diameter at the base and 11.4 cm in height. It has * symbols between the words patronenfabrik, and karlsruhe.

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    Could it be cut down? According my references these dimensions are unknown, but a 57x360R69 case exists....
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    The headstamp says, that it wasn't used by the german military. It could be either for export or civil use.

    The case mouth looks like from a blank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpini View Post
    The headstamp says, that it wasn't used by the german military. It could be either for export or civil use.

    The case mouth looks like from a blank.
    So guy I bought it off of claimed it was for a german howitzer....

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    Diameter of the mouth opening could help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoeksel View Post
    Diameter of the mouth opening could help.
    Found it out, unfortunately appears to be a unfinished, cut down ww1 casing for the german gun of the likes that was put in the a7v

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    Hi,

    I have a same case. I can' t see any cutting trace on my case. If it was cutted down it was very professional. The markings:Patronenfabrik two flaming bombs symbols Karlsruhe 1900. It's similar to 57mm gruson bottom part, but their sizes are don't match. Can you recognize the type?
    unkown karlsruhe case.jpg
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikike View Post
    Hi,

    I have a same case. I can' t see any cutting trace on my case. If it was cutted down it was very professional. The markings:Patronenfabrik two flaming bombs symbols Karlsruhe 1900. It's similar to 57mm gruson bottom part, but their sizes are don't match. Can you recognize the type?
    unkown karlsruhe case.jpg
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    Hey Mikike,
    I completely forgot that I had posted this on here asking what it was. After this post I had figured out it was most likely a cut down 57mm gruson casing and I no longer have it. When observing it sitting on its edge, which was very well cut as you noted for yours, I noticed the edge was not cut perfectly parallel to the base of the casing. So it passed the test for no wobble when it sat on its mouth which can be a telltale for something being chopped, but it sat at a slight tilt. I hope I helped somehow!
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    Hi,

    Thanks your answer. I sure it's not gruson or nordenfelt. I think this caliber can be existed. Here are some pictures of my case. You can see on the picture .No any cutting. Inside you can see the trace of the shrapnel. Unfortunately I have no real information so i am not sure. But I think it can be used for some kind of german 6cm export gun. e.g. 6cm Bergkanonekrupp 1870.
    Best regards!
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