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Trench art mini easel/ photograph stand made of bullets

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Posted 6 years ago


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This is a neat little piece of trench art that stands about 7" tall and is 3" at the base.

The two legs are made of joined bullets and casings, with the swivel leg made from one bullet and casing. The stand portion is from a brass clip to hold bullets.

I believe this is WW1 era, but cannot be certain since none of the casing bases are visible.

Most of my trench art sits about collecting dust, but I found a use for this particular item. It works great as a stand for my stereoviews when photographing them with a digital camera!



  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    If those are 30-06 cartridges, then they'd be the M-1906 cartridges produced from 1906-1925. Those projectiles had a flat base. After 1925, the military started issuing the M1 Ball and M2 ball. Both of those had projectiles with sloping "boat tail" bases. The clip that holds the card, however, looks like an 8mm Mauser clip instead of a 1903 Springfield clip, so I’m not sure I identified the cartridges correctly.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    They have no visible markings, but it is the same bullet that I have on several other WW1 examples in my collection.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks Viking.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Finelines-- thanks for taking the time to look/ post on so many of my items. I appreciate it.


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