Lorenz Karlsruhe 47 or 48 mm shell

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  1. funky boom

    funky boom New Member

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    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?
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    G'day and welcome!

    do you mean 47 mm LONG ( length of shell ) or wide as in cal of shell ..
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    oh sorry, I meant wide.....
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    and 150mm long
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    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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    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?
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    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..
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    ****face slaps***
    Sorry! Thanks so much for the info. Is there anywhere you can recommend to go to find out further info?
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