Need help Identifying a Shell Casing Headstamp

DieWespe

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I bought this curious lil' thing in a memorabilia shop, and I would like to know what sort of weapon it came from.

The shell itself has 'Fleury' stencilled on it, suggesting it's from Fleury-devant-Douaumont, a village that was razed to the ground during the Battle of Verdun.

The area was captured and recaptured 16 times by both French and German forces, so it has to be either French or German.

The headstamp reads:

LOT. 390


(Unusual Circular mark, maybe quality control?)

Px 92

Any help would be appreciated
 

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Diameter of case?
Diameter of rim?
Length of case?

ETA PX is French.
Looks like a 75mm case.
 
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It looks too small for a 75mm. Puteaux 37mm?
 
37mm, 1Pdr.

If you could hold it further away from the camera, use less light and make it a little more blurry, it could help.
 

DieWespe

Crow
Diameter of case?
Diameter of rim?
Length of case?

ETA PX is French.
Looks like a 75mm case.
The rim is 43mm wide, the casing is 37mm wide and it is 903mm long

In my stupidity I failed go measure the casing, so at least I narrowed my search
Thanks for identifying it as French though
 

DieWespe

Crow
Ok, further research leads me to believe that it was fired from a Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modèle 1916 TRP, which is the only 37mm French weapon I can find that fits with 1916.
Thanks for everyone’s help
 
The rim is 43mm wide, the casing is 37mm wide and it is 903mm long

In my stupidity I failed go measure the casing, so at least I narrowed my search
Thanks for identifying it as French though
Its not 903 mm long.

Unless its a wildcat loading.
 

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