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Author Topic: Headstamp identification help please  (Read 4980 times)

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Offline lumpy1

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Headstamp identification help please
« on: February 04, 2015, 09:07:44 PM »
I have 2 shells which I need help identifying the manufacturer. The first is a 37mm Hotchkiss shell that has a square with HBH (?) located in the center. The second is a 50 x 176 which I believe is from a German manufacturer. This headstamp is dated 1892 and is stamped AVVS or AWS. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.

Offline Stojan Kostic

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Re: Headstamp identification help please
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 04:02:25 PM »
Hello,

I believe that first headstamp belong to Hotchkiss et Cie of Saint Denis, France. Mark BHB inside diamond shape represent Benjamin Berkeley Hotchkiss. The other belong to Artillerie Werkstatt Spandau (AWS), Germany.

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Offline lumpy1

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Re: Headstamp identification help please
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 11:47:41 AM »
Thank you so much for your help. I greatly appreciate it!

 

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