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Old January 8, 2012, 12:37 AM   #1
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help identifying mortar case

I have this old mortar casing. I believe it is from WWI.

The markings are

(an eagle underneath)
wdf 14

10 cm

this shell may be russian or austrian.

i've attached a few pictures. apologies for the blurriness, and the pictures being in reverse. helpful nonetheless

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thank you for any information!!
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Old January 9, 2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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Not a mortar caseing. It's a shell casing for a field gun.

How about a picture of the entire case (side view)?

And, how long is it (mm) and how big is it across the mouth of the case?

Hum... a little web research on the markings suggest that this may be for a German gun.
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Old January 9, 2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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We'd need a little more info on this (case length) to know for sure; both the Germans and Austrians used 10cm field guns during WW1, but the markings look German.
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Old January 9, 2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Well, as you can see if you mirror the picture

it's a WW I 10 cm base.
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Old January 11, 2012, 10:43 PM   #5
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thank you so much for the help!
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