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    WW1 French 105mm HE paint...

    Hello all,

    I'm tidying up a First war French 105mm shell, ready for painting, and have 2 questions I need help with:

    1. Were the shells ever painted below the driving band?

    2. I am painting this particular shell in 2 colours, as per the original. Assuming they were painted from the driving band upwards, did the first colour (which looks to be a Red-ish shade) stop at the Bourrelet or slightly above?
    (I have a French 155 HE with remains of original paint, both colours separated at the bourrelet line, but I also have a French 90mm, again 2 colours, but separated about 1" above the Bourrelet line). Was there any particular standard insofar as painting went? (Sorry. Thats 3 questions....)

    Any help before I commit would be much appreciated.
    Many thanks in advance!

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    From french artillery regulation about 105 L Mle 1913, dated 1923 ( https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bp...3c?rk=364808;4 )

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    Many thanks sgdbdr, just what I needed.
    Much appreciated.
    Cheers!

 

 

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