Lorenz Karlsruhe 47 or 48 mm shell

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by funky boom, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. funky boom

    funky boom New Member

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    Jan 29, 2012
    Hi, not sure if I am in the right spot...if not let me know :)
    We have a brass, we think, shell and we are trying to date it if possible.
    It has raised stamping of Lorenz Karlsruhe and 2 little * type stamps. No other information is stamped on it.
    Can someone please help or guide us in the right direction please?
     
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    G'day and welcome!

    do you mean 47 mm LONG ( length of shell ) or wide as in cal of shell ..
     

  3. funky boom

    funky boom New Member

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    Jan 29, 2012
    oh sorry, I meant wide.....
     
  4. funky boom

    funky boom New Member

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    Jan 29, 2012
  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    good brass on those common in ww1 on both french and german side's , the US standardised was a 3" gun modified from its naval use to a small field gun

    should be marked Bst./Hst. LORENZ + KARLSRUHE + or LORENZ + KARLSRUHE +
     
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  6. funky boom

    funky boom New Member

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    Jan 29, 2012
    thank you! Wish I could read German though!!! I know this is going to sound stupid but I won't know if I don't ask.....what does Bst/Hst mean?
     
  7. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    actually its french but they bought a lot of these guns from the germans from the 1890's onward they where a fast firing cannon ( the earliest repeating canon )
    Bst/Hst is a reference to the stamp marked and where head stamp is Hst..
     
  8. funky boom

    funky boom New Member

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    Jan 29, 2012
    ****face slaps***
    Sorry! Thanks so much for the info. Is there anywhere you can recommend to go to find out further info?
     
  9. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia