VFM Shell for Review

Hi to all,

I presume this V. Francotte May & Cie shell is a 16 gauge slug. How old is it and what is the purpose of the wooden plug and black twine? Thanking you all in advance and hoping to hear from some of you very soon.

Regards, juno44




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About yur question 'how old is it"
i can say i have this exact hstp in my files from 1898 to 1913;
Perhaps it was existing before, but no trace of it in my documentation
jp

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Merci JP

Just guessing, the wood plug and the black twine are to seal the projectile to the bore as best they could back then. Much like we have plastic wad and sabots now.

It is a Bolzengeschoss by Carl von Witzleben.

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