I collect trench art and have a number of artillery cases. I have Russian, French, German, British and American. All are 37mm and larger. I have several 23cm casings as all. I'm looking for a book or books that will tell me what the headstamps mean.
You might pose your question to the folks at this page. I don't have any personal knowledge of a one source tome on the subject.
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Technical Manual 9-1300-203, Artillery Ammunition, Department of the Army, April 1967.
Technical Manual 43-0001-28, Army Ammunition Data Sheets. Artillery Ammunition: Guns, Howitzers, Mortars, Recoilless Rifles, Grenade Launchers, and Artillery Fuzes (Federal Supply Class 1310, 1315, 1320, 1390), Department of the Army, December 31, 1986 .
Field Artillery Ammunition, U.S Army Field Artillery School , 1924.
Fuzes for Use in Mountain, Field, Siege, and Seacoast Projectiles and in Detonating Fuzes, Government Printing Office, June 2, 1917 .
Ordnance Publication 1666, German Explosive Ordnance , U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance, June 11, 1946 .
U.S. Navy Projectiles and Fuzes, U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School , August 6, 1944 .
Hogg, Ian, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ammunition, Chrtwell Books Inc, Secaucus, New Jersey, 1985.
Viall, Ethan, United States Artillery Ammunition, McGraw Hill Book Company, New York ,1917.