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Thread: German 150mm WW1 Casing

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    German 150mm WW1 Casing

    Interesting find this past weekend. Any comments or other info? TIA, Markk
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    That would be a gas check for powder bag charged gun.

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    Gas check?
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    Gas check sealed the breach after the powder bags were loaded, and it looks to have the primer also.
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    I have a 60mm German trench mortar shell from my Dads LGS . I was 8 or so. I am 61 now. It is dated 1915.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check