I’ve been interested in military history for years now, after moving to France and visiting flea markets and yard sales I’ve started to build up a collection of shell cases, some are trench art shaped or indented but also some standard empty cases.
I’ve managed via the power of the internet to identify this weeks purchase as 4 x 2cm German flak 38 shell cases, all Waffenamt stamped, so here goes the noob question…
One of these cases has a copper finish to it, I have three brass and one copper finish. So what was the purpose of the copper finish on this one case?
On the base of the case I can see some steel, so this could be a steel case with a copper finish?
Would anyone be willing to help identify some oddities I’ve found?
All the best