Edited by B.A.R.gunner, 06 March 2011 - 02:19 PM.
40mm 'Bofors' shell help
Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:19 PM
Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:57 PM
Edited by Garandomatic, 06 March 2011 - 06:00 PM.
Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:02 PM
Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:16 PM
The MK 2 on the base is the US Navyís designation of a case made of brass. I can not read the markings on the primer. For a USN case of that date, 2-45, the primer should be a Mk 22.
IIRC, the triangular shaped mark on the base is the manufacture.
If that was an US Army round (for that date) it would have the case and the complete round lot # stamped on the base.
Just a guess,, I think the lot number on the base is the case lot number and I am just not sure about the stenciling on the side of the case.
The Army shot up a lot of Navy 40-mm ammo in Viet Nam and I do not remember any thing stenciled on the side of the cases, could be I just donít remember. I have a empty 40-mm steel case (MK 3) in my shop, in a.m. I will check if it has anything on its side.
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