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  • German pair of steel shell cases fired by PAK[36]r anti-tank gun also used in Marder 3 tank destroyer recovered near lake Balston in Hungary used by the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar as this was the area defended by them during battle

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    This is a pair of German steel shell case fired by PAK[36]r anti-tank gun which is the captured Russian 76.2mm ZIS 3 gun also mounted in to German Marder 3 tank destroyer .The shell cases are both steel made one of them has clear to see battle damage with impact holes they are in relic but solid condition it have non of there maker markings that can be seen on the bottom they have some rust holes and have some damage around the necks after being fired they have been very well cleaned it is perfect to display or any collection.The shell cases are empty and inert and were recovered near lake Balston in Hungary this area was defended by SS soldiers so it was properly worn by solider of the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) as this was the area defended by them during battle in late 1944-1945.They come with A5 laminated information card.

    The ss Handschar division defended this area of the Margarethe Line ware the cases were found this area which was a series of fixed defensive works south of Lake Balaton is ware the ss Handschar division held up the Soviet advance for as long as they could. After several Red Army assaults were repulsed, static trench warfare developed between December 1944 and January 1945.

    7.62 cm PaK 36(r) auf Fgst. PzKpfw.II(F) (Sfl.) (Sd.Kfz. 132) 'Marder II' -Marder III - Wikipedia