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I can get these if there is an interest - Old German, Soviet, and Finnish shells - 88's, 105's, 120's, and the like. Does anyone here collect these?
 

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Not on your list but two that I'd be interested in buying in quantity if in good condition:

20mm x 138B for the Lahti/Solothurn rifles and Flak cannon
25mmx 194R for the Hotchkiss/Puteaux AT cannon
 

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I don't collect shells as such,I got these by accident.A female co-worker told be her husband was in the Army,and I was looking for some .223 brass to reload so I asked her if they had any 5.56 spent brass I could have,she said sure no problem she would bring some in to work.She brought these shells in for me,I told her they were not much use as I did not have anything quite that big in my safe but she wanted me to keep them,I am pretty sure they will be Australian but am not sure of caliber as I have no knowledge of artillery at all.A empty 12 gauge shell is shown for size comparison.
 

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What condition, which variety of 88 and how much? Also what are the 105s?
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I don't collect shells as such,I got these by accident.A female co-worker told be her husband was in the Army,and I was looking for some .223 brass to reload so I asked her if they had any 5.56 spent brass I could have,she said sure no problem she would bring some in to work.She brought these shells in for me,I told her they were not much use as I did not have anything quite that big in my safe but she wanted me to keep them,I am pretty sure they will be Australian but am not sure of caliber as I have no knowledge of artillery at all.A empty 12 gauge shell is shown for size comparison.
Measure across the case mouth and an idea can be had. General appearance is like a 105mm, but that is only 4", and that looks bigger than 4" to me.
 

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Assuming that's a 3in shotshell, measuring the picture with a ruler and doing some calculations, that case mouth comes very close to 105mm.
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Assuming that's a 3in shotshell, measuring the picture with a ruler and doing some calculations, that case mouth comes very close to 105mm.
Don
Actually its a 23/4 inch shotshell,I just measured the mouth and its exactly 80mm across at the widest point.
 

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What about the 88s?
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Which variety of 88, there are about 3 or 4 different shell cases, what condition and what price on the 88 & 105?
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Checking for clarification: Tuco, do you mean the projectiles or the propellant cases?

I've started accumulating some projectiles, all US WW2 vintage. I've got a 37mm AA shell, 40mm training AA shell, 75mm tank shell, plus 3in, 5in, and 6in Navy shells. Not an easy hobby, the 6in shell weighs a good 90lbs!
 

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Checking for clarification: Tuco, do you mean the projectiles or the propellant cases?
Yeah, what he said. Are we talking the "spent brass" or a full inert round.

If you can get full inert rounds for the 88, I'd say everyone interested in, german militaria, Finn militaria, or heck...WWII in general must have one of those....me included. ;)
 

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I don't collect shells as such,I got these by accident.A female co-worker told be her husband was in the Army,and I was looking for some .223 brass to reload so I asked her if they had any 5.56 spent brass I could have,she said sure no problem she would bring some in to work.She brought these shells in for me,I told her they were not much use as I did not have anything quite that big in my safe but she wanted me to keep them,I am pretty sure they will be Australian but am not sure of caliber as I have no knowledge of artillery at all.A empty 12 gauge shell is shown for size comparison.
Those are spent 76mm Shells that would have been fired from the gun on The Saladin or Scorpion armoured vehicles of British design. I can make out "ARMDC" in the photo, which stands for "Armoured Car". Please could you post the full wiritng on the bases, then I will be able to say where and when they were made.
 

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I would be very interested in any large German produced ordnance....

Are we talking brass only or complete (inert) rounds?
 

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Are these still available? I might be interested in 88 shells.
 

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I could use some 57mm Recoilless Rifle Casings

I'm always looking for 57mm Recoilless Casings and subcaliber rounds and subcaliber pieces.


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Those are spent 76mm Shells that would have been fired from the gun on The Saladin or Scorpion armoured vehicles of British design. I can make out "ARMDC" in the photo, which stands for "Armoured Car". Please could you post the full wiritng on the bases, then I will be able to say where and when they were made.
A bit late with an answer,but that makes sense,scorpions were used by our army at the time I was given the shell casings.I have since given them away so can't provide any more info.
 
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