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Old 01-30-2012, 11:45 AM
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Default Artillery shell identification

Who can me tell some particulars at my find
Diameter cca 80mm
Inscription on the bottom 75 DE C MGM.405.18BX
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Pretty sure it's the base of a French 75mm cannon cartridge case. Most likely for the model 1897 cannon. MGM is probably the manufacturer: Manufacture Generale de Munitions, Bourg-les-Valence, France.
Rest is harder to decipher, probably batch and material codes.

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:12 PM
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Thanks Voriax for the clue
I have other infos.
75 DE C = 75mm DE CAMPAGNE (=75mm Fieldgun)
18= 1918 (year of case production) BX = Société Bendix, Clichy (supplier case material)
MGM = Manufacture Générale de Munitions 405L = lotnumber
Size of case 75x350mm
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