A large ammo display (VWM)


#1

Apologies for not having individual close-up, so many interesting things in this museum, my brain went amok.



#2

Very nice display!

I know these cartridges are out of my field of knowledge, but I was just curious about the cartridge case in the last photo, bottom right hand corner. It almost looks like trench art to a degree…

Was that cartridge intended to be a blank, or was that the actual chambering of the weapon in which it fired from?


#3

RimPin-
I’d wager for a dummy round, maybe?
It looks like it has imploded or been forcefully shaped like that.

Ole


#4

Is trench art ,done many times.


#5

Majorbeau is right, for sure. It is trench art. The squeezing-in of the case toward the bottom like that is a common feature on trench art done on larger cases (not SAA cases) and I am sure it is intended to mimic the general shape of many flower vases.


#6

Wonderful! Thank you all for the explanation!


#7

Some very fine examples of trench art may be seen here: flickr.com/groups/2081323@N23/pool/


#8

I now see how the flares are a very popular choice.

Thanks for the link bdgreen! They are some nice examples for sure!