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  • French 75mm complete shell dated 1917 re used as the PAK 97/38 anti-tank gun used by the German Army gun the brass shell case is fully re stamped in German markings dated 1944 recovered near the village of Trun in the Falaise Pocket, Normandy 1944

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    This is a very rare find in this condition from the battlefield a complete French 75mm shell which is completely empty and inert these world war 1 guns were captured by the Germans after the fall of France in 1940 then re used by the German army as the PAK 97/38 anti-tank gun and it is completely empty and inert.The projectile is German made with stamped maker markings the projectile has some original color and brass driving band but is missing its fuse and the projectile fits in and out of the case easily but is a bit tight. The brass shell case dated 1917 and the primer is dated 1940  still with all of its markings on the bottom that can be seen but the very rare bit is this case is re stamped in German black ink markings and with the black stripes which are fairly clear to see and read in places also a white stripe on the base of shell done by the Germans to help the gunners identify the shell quickly in battle to make sure the shell goes in the right type of gun .The case is complete only light damage from wear and tear it does retain a bit of its shiny original brass colour but it has mostly discolored and is a bit dirty from being buried it is in very nice condition for a battlefield recovered shell and very rare to find one of these captured shells in use with Germans recovered from the battlefield.The was recovered from a field near Trun, which we think was a pit dug by the allies where lots of German equipment was thrown in and buried after the battle in the Falaise Pocket, Normandy in France 1944. A nice rare relic from the famous Normandy battlefield  The shell comes with a A5 laminated information sheet with photos. 

    The team of the German PaK 97/38 anti-tank gun