Object details

Category
Weapons and ammunition
Related period
First World War (production), First World War (association)
Creator
Polte Werke (Germany & Magdeburg)
Production date
1918-04
Materials

Core: steel

Case: brass

Priming Cap: brass

Bullet: gilding metal

Dimensions

Case: Length 91.5 mm

Bullet: Diameter 13.1 mm

Neck: Diameter 14.6 mm

Shoulder: Diameter 18.9 mm

Rim: Diameter 23.1 mm

whole: Diameter 13.0 mm, Length 128.5 mm

Catalogue number
SAA 233

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