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Military History/Ordinance - Shell Casing


Keith wrote at 2014-03-10 01:48:37
Barry and Keith,

I am chasing up information for a similar shell case. From what I have found is the following:

GFSP = Geschossfabrik Spandau - Spandau is a suburb of Berlin where the shell was manufactured.

SEPT 1918 - I believe is when the shell was manufactured.

SP197 - is the Spandau inspection number.

St - not sure what this means.

I am unable to find further information about the shell.

You might already know the abovementioned information, but do hope it is helpful.


Keith Langdon

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