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    Default A big boy, like really big, 15cm naval projectile.

    One of the big boys I picked up. God it’s ridiculous to think this is a bullet. It’s 100lbs. Haha. Probably about the biggest you could own within reason. They go crazy after this size. Battleship(Bismarck, Tirpitz) secondary armament, some destroyers and cruisers it was the main guns.

    Likely from one of the ships hidden in the fjords or maybe a coastal base in Norway. Norway kept them in stock for years after.

    This is a semi armor piercing shell. A hard solid nose to punch through then the back half is HE. Base fuse with some type of supplemental charge. Bi-metallic driving bands.

    Besides how friggen huge it is, it’s notable that it’s all matching, serial numbered in 5 locations. Also all parts have a naval style waffenamt. Looks like E/ M1/3
    Would have a probably 800mm long case, then a bagged powder charge.

    The other I have is quite different, I’ll post it soon too.

    Compared to my 8.8cm....

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    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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    That is freaking awesome. Is the paint original ?

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    Holy smokes. That's a cool projectile and would make quite a door stop ;) Am going to pic sticky some of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauser202 View Post
    That is freaking awesome. Is the paint original ?
    Likely repainted when kept in service in Norway.
    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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    OMG!!!! I Want one!

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    Please put a Coke can in the pic so we can visualize the size.

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    5.905" diameter

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    I’ll do that.
    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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    Looking for 10" cleaning rod, early style e/214 #91, nazi style e/26 #04

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