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    I think this is the best place to put this thread...

    I bought these when I visited Ypres, and I was just wondering if anybody could tell me what weapons they are from. The two on the right (I believe) are the same.

    Thanks in advance!



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    Default Re: Identification of WW1 Ammunition

    If u know the length of the bullet just look around the web for bullets,such as the .303 or the 7.92mmX52mm Mauser or even the 7.62x52mm(USSR)



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    You bought them? My uncle gave several of them to me for free, his friend is an archaeologist.

    It's quite hard to tell as their condition is bad. These are the bullet projectiles, and these were largely the same for most WWI nations IIRC.

    Here are some pics of the ammunition of the various rifles.



    7.92x57mm Gewehr 98 (German)



    8mm Lebel round (French)



    .303 Enfield round (British)

    I personally think it's an Enfield round, as the Gewehr98 bullet was more pointier and slimmer and there were little French troops near Ypres
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    Thanks for the help

    And by the looks of it, the one on the left is from a Level and the other two are Lee Enfields, although I could be wrong.

    And I say 'bought', they were 10 cents each
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smerklo View Post
    Thanks for the help

    And by the looks of it, the one on the left is from a Level and the other two are Lee Enfields, although I could be wrong.

    And I say 'bought', they were 10 cents each

    Bargain, that's for sure



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    Quote Originally Posted by Smerklo View Post
    Thanks for the help

    And by the looks of it, the one on the left is from a Level and the other two are Lee Enfields, although I could be wrong.

    And I say 'bought', they were 10 cents each
    Well, you sure bought your money's worth. My bullets are of better quality, little rust and still quite shiny. Hell, I've still got a few stripper clips with cartridges in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H.L Spieghel
    Is het niet hogelijk te verwonderen, en een recht beklaaglijke zaak, Heren, dat alhoewel onze algemene Dietse taal een onvermengde, sierlijke en verstandelijke spraak is, die zich ook zo wijd als enige talen des werelds verspreidt, en die in haar bevang veel rijken, vorstendommen en landen bevat, welke dagelijks zeer veel kloeke en hooggeleerde verstanden uitleveren, dat ze nochtans zo zwakkelijk opgeholpen en zo weinig met geleerdheid verrijkt en versiert wordt, tot een jammerlijk hinder en nadeel des volks?
    Quote Originally Posted by Miel Cools
    Als ik oud ben wil ik zingen,
    Oud ben maar nog niet verrot.
    Zoals oude bomen zingen,
    Voor Jan Lul of voor hun god.
    Ook een oude boom wil reizen,
    Bij een bries of bij een storm.
    Zelfs al zit zijn kruin vol luizen,
    Zelfs al zit zijn voet vol worm.
    Als ik oud ben wil ik zingen.

    C am Fear am measg ant-sluaigh,
    A mhaireas buan gu brth?
    Chan eil sinn uileadh ach air chuart,
    Mar dhthein buaile fs,
    Bheir siantannan na bliadhna sos,
    'S nach tog a' ghrian an ird.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jrg Friedrich
    When do I stop being a justified warrior? When I've killed a million bad civilians? When I've killed three million bad civilians? According to a warsimulation by the Pentagon in 1953 the entire area of Russia would've been reduced to ruins with 60 million casualties. All bad Russians. 60 million bad guys. By how many million ''bad'' casualties do I stop being a knight of justice? Isn't that the question those knights must ask themselves? If there's no-one left, and I remain as the only just one,

    Then I'm God.
    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Napoleon III, Des Idees Napoleoniennes
    Governments have been established to aid society to overcome the obstacles which impede its march. Their forms have been varied according to the problems they have been called to cure, and according to character of the people they have ruled over. Their task never has been, and never will be easy, because the two contrary elements, of which our existence and the nature of society is composed, demand the employment of different means. In view of our divine essence, we need only liberty and work; in view of our mortal nature, we need for our direction a guide and a support. A government is not then, as a distinguished economist has said, a necessary ulcer; it is rather the beneficent motive power of all social organisation.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang Held
    I walked into those baracks [of Buchenwald concentrationcamp], in which there were people on the three-layered bunkbeds. But only their eyes were alive. Emaciated, skinny figures, nothing more but skin and bones. One thinks that they are dead, because they did not move. Only the eyes. I started to cry. And then one of the prisoners came, stood by me for a while, put a hand on my shoulder and said to me, something that I will never forget: ''Trnen sind denn nicht genug, mein Junge,
    Trnen sind denn nicht genug.''

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Croccer View Post
    Well, you sure bought your money's worth. My bullets are of better quality, little rust and still quite shiny. Hell, I've still got a few stripper clips with cartridges in it.
    Lol, we discovered the shop on our way back to the coach (we were in a bit of a rush) so I just grabbed a few. Given more time I'm sure I would have come out of that shop with a slightly lighter wallet .
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    By the way, what was the standard small arm for Belgian infantry during WWI??
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    The standard rifle of the Belgian army during WW 1 was teh Mauser model 89.
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