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I have 2 shell cases that were made into trench art. They have handles one side and rests on other and have words Von liegburg and on bottom of one shell 18 pr 2 cf lot 520 GC .the other is diffrant but has 18 pr and funny marks they are 4ins wide and may have been cut down 8ins long Thank you,Tim

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They are 18 pdr casing from the British 18pdr field gun.  See this link for more detail of the weapon:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordnance_QF_18_pounder

The CF letters mean Cordite Full charge meaning it had a full charge of cordite powder in lieu of a reduced charge for shorter ranges.  It also means the case had been fired and refilled fewer than 6 times after which it would have been used for reduced charges only.

Lot is the lot number of the production run.

There might be a date stamp of numbers thus: x/xx for month and year it was made.

GC are the company initials.

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