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11/22/2017 10:58 PM
Item 687129411
Location Woodstock, GA 30189
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Item A 663


US Model 1916 artillery shell. This auction is for an empty case and one inert projectile. The case is marked "37-85” “ PDPs” “ 389” “ 1.17" “ Inspector marks of the flaming bomb”. The projectile is solid casted iron with detonator fuse (inert) screwed into nose of projectile. As trench art the case is marked “JOHN. H. JACQUES” “350 FA. ORDANCE” “SOUVENIER” “LA FRANCE” “NOV 28, 18”

Some info: France introduced the model 1916 37mm gun for infantry support. It was designed for both direct and indirect fire, and intended primarily for destroying machine gun emplacements. It turned out to be somewhat wanting in this role, and mortars really did a better job. But that didn’t prevent it from being pretty widely used by both American and French units, and other nations after WWI. It also saw use in the early U M1917 tank. The M1916 used a hydraulic recoil buffer with a spring recuperator – thing of it like a big motorcycle shock absorber – to make firing controllable. It was used with both the fixed tripod above and also with a couple types of wheeled carriage. It would be broken down into manageable loads for three men. The biggest downside was the poor ballistic performance. Initially it was provided with an HE shell and a solid steel projectile. The solids were ineffective, and were later replaced with an iron shell filled with black powder. The US still had a bunch of these in supply at the beginning of WWII, though they were largely used for sub-caliber training.

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Final price reflects a 3.7% cash, check, or money order discount. All Credit cards are accepted but do not receive the discount and must add 3.7% to your purchase total.

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Ships to CONUS only, no international shipping. . I DO NOT ship outside of the USA, so please don’t ask!! Three day return privilege if items are not as shown or described, (not for buyer’s remorse) Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional photos. All returned items will be refunded LESS shipping and Gunbroker fee. Buyer pays $ 20.00 shipping, handling & Insurance. Thanks for looking.

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