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World War 1 artillary shell

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Rem25, Jan 1, 2012.

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  1. Rem25

    Rem25 TS Member

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    I am trying to find information on a WW1 shell that a relative of mine has.It has 37-85 marked on the base along with PD.Ps 214.9.16. After that it has what appears to be a picture of an exploding bomb.The casing itself is copper colored and has the word "Alsace" inscribed in it with a date of 1919. On the other side of the casing it has what appears to be a flower itched into it. If anybody can shed light on this, I would appreciate it.I have been checking various websites but can not quite nail it down. Thanks
     
  2. TOOLMAKER 251

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    I think the Springfield arsenal used the icon of a bomb with fins on it.
     
  3. C Prince

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    It sounds like the shell case you have is for a Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modèle 1916 TRP, a French 37mm cannon used in WWI and WWII by French and American Forces. Alsace is a small town in France. May have been a manufacturing plant that made the shell.

    Chad
     
  4. Rem25

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    Thanks to you who replied about this. This will give us alot more insight than what we started with. Thanks again & have a Happy New Year!
     
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