Thank you in advance for any of your help. I recently obtained a piece of trench art for my dad for Father’s Day…and I was wondering if any of the Pro’s could help me with additional info. I assume that there is SOME way to tell what Country used this as artillery?
This is what I was provided:
Vintage from the 1940s Trench Art Vase WW2 1943, Brass, Hand Made, True Trench Design Artillery Shell decorated with flowers by a soldier. Dated 1943.
It measure 31 cm high or 12 1/4 inches and is 6.2cm in diameter 2 3/8th inches across.
Your assumption that the bottom of that round had been turned on a lath need not to be so
I recently attendet a Gun show and encountered the excact case as shown in the picture
I was as astounded as you that there was no stamp,it looks like that during that war there
was someone that made a few like that
Sherryl, it would take a close examination (including precise measuring of rim thickness) as these could be QA fails and then never got a hs. Even the primers could have been inserted later.
Or as said the hs was removed, could be a condition for example when intended for commercial sale later on. Such things always depend on the entity or single clerk issuing regarding disposal contracts.
So making a remote diagnose is not so easy.
So far I have not seen eventually loaded rounds without hs (may not mean much).