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    7.7cm German canister projectile

    I am familiar with the model of the canister projectile shown in the picture below which has a solid base. Some while ago I saw another example which had a brass base with a stepped hole in it. I thought it had been some sort of trench art but just recently I have seen the same type of projectile again. Stupidly I didn't think to take a picture! Does anyone have any information about this model of projectile?
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    Hello,
    I only know two different german 7.7 canister found on ww1 battelfields.
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    I have finally been able to take pictures of the canister I referred to above. Any thoughts?

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    Hello,
    It's the same I show in my picture (right). It's a common canister with base sabot made of brass. The thin metal base plate is missing on your example.
    Cylindrical body was made of steel or brass.
    Your diagram shows a different canister (no hole in sabot). I don't know if your diagram is ok (maybe a first model).
    My doc says the hole is made for filling balls.
    Regards

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    From a doc of 1939 (same diagram as yours, shorter canister). Maybe a specialist could help with this difference of base construction :
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    Last edited by MINENAZ16; 29th April 2019 at 10:35 PM.
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