Help identify a WW1 Shell please


#1

I have been pointed in the direction of your forum in the hope that someone may be able to help me identify a shell I purchased at the weekend.

It is 10.5 cm at the base and the part which the fuse fits into is 6.5 cm. It has a metal plate inside that moves when i tip it up.

I have been told it may be French ? would anyone be able to help please ? also I would like to make a show piece out of it for talks I give in schools so would anyone be able to tell me what type of fuse I would need put on the top please.

Thanks in advance

Kind regards
Brett

I do have more photos but I am only allowed to update one as I am a new user.


#2

Brett,

Welcome to the IAA Forum.

Identifying projectiles in the condition that yours is in can be very challenging. I would suggest that your best chance of getting this projectile identified would be for you to join BOCN (British Ordnance Collectors Network, http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/ ). Post your picture of the PROJECTILE section there, along with your text, and I suspect your will get some feedback. Be prepared to provide more measurements and pictures.

Good luck & let us know if you find out something.

Brian


#3

It could well be a German “10cm Granate 14” from WW1.

Source: Katthöfer, “Die deutsche Rohrwaffenmunition im 1. Weltkrieg”