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    Default WW1 Shell

    Does anyone know what this is?
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    Quick dig about t'internet suggests... maybe a shell for or used with this Daniel: Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modčle 1916 TRP
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_...%A8le_1916_TRP

    The base is marked 37-85 PD.Ps 95 .9.11 (?) with the ordnance 'Grenade' stamp.
    37 = 37 mm calibre; 85 = 1885, the year this type of shell was first introduced.
    P.D.Ps = Pinchart Denys, Paris (the largest manufacturer of shell casings).
    95 (or other numbers) = the manufacturing lot number; 9.11 = the date: Sep 1911.

    Obviously the casing has be used for Trench Art, seems they were popular for that (probably due to small size) ... hopefully the projectile's inert...
    Last edited by flash; 09-17-2020 at 12:00.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    thanks for the info, I'm guessing that it won't explode as the projectitile is hollow, there's a hole in the bottom that I can see into

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    This is the same gun that was adopted for use in the SPAD XII and other aircraft Daniel.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPAD_S.XII

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Oooh! Cool.

    Just thinking, SPAD XII with 37mm cannon is the WWI predecesor to the A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog).
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Definitely nice pieces to posses. Having a little bit of history I think is a thrill and an honor.

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    Thats really cool. Where did you get it?

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    Nice piece! Yes, how and where did you get this!

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    That’s nice, I’d live a couple of WW1 shells on the fireplace... not sure what my good lady wife would say though.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    That’s nice, I’d live a couple of WW1 shells on the fireplace... not sure what my good lady wife would say though.
    Tell her they are rare, one-of-kind artworks.

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    Just make sure they're inert - has been known that people who've had them as doorstops and hearth sitters have discovered them to be live... Latest I've seen was in Devon last June - arty shell doorstop for 30 years.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    very cool. ive got a 37mm but its not decorated like yours.



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