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Odd letter opener
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My dad found this while going through stuff at my grandmother's house after she passed. No idea where my grandfather picked it up. Thought it was cool.

Anyone know anything about the round it was made out of. Markings are RA AND S4-17

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#2
Looks like 8mm Chautchaut from French army. Metz was the site of a major battle. Probably made in 1917.
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Might have been something my great grandfather picked up some place. He was in WWI and my grandfather was in WWII.

Thanks for the info
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#4
My first guess was WW1 trench art based on the rimmed cartridge but looks like nick confirmed it.
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I was thinking it was trench art too but then was thinking I was just trying to convince myself it was something that cool. Thanks for the input guys
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Look at this link. None exactly like yours but some very similar.
http://www.baystatemilitaria.com/WWI/WWITrenchart.htm
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Looks like your great grandfather did some touring at the end stages of the war. Rounds could be Chuatchaut or Lebel, but definitely a great find and an heirloom now.
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Thanks for that link 1trkyhntr. Really cool
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