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    40 mm Bofors Shell and Case ID

    Can anyone help confirm or add to the info I have about this 1942 40mm Bofors shell and case? Are the shell and case a match, and are they British or US? Thanks.40mm_shell_1942.jpg
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    The cartridge case is U.S. Army. I've never seen the projectile color code before, but it isn't standard British or U.S.
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    Thanks HAZORD. I have a replica resin shell painted up with very Resin 2.jpgDSC00004.jpgsimilar markings, this replica was obviously cast from a real shell. Here's photos of the replica and the markings on the replica. Can anyone identify what this replica shell is supposed to represent from its markings, is it US or British? Thanks again.

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    The Broad Arrow on the resin projo would make it British Commonwealth.
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    Yes, the resin shell is a British Mk 1T copy and JMB is the maker. But that black/red paint scheme is not something I've seen on any British Bofors shell.

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    Thanks guys I do appreciate your help. Is there any reference website with photos of Bofors shell markings as I'd like to paint up my resin shell. BTW, I may have resin copies of this shell for sale if anyone is interested.

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    Hi Aden,
    Here is a thread on here about 40mm US Bofors rounds with quite a lot of info on paint codes, have a search using 40mm bofors and there are a lot of results to read through.
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    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...-Bofors-Rounds
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    Here is a picture of my collection of British WW2 Bofors rounds, they may be of some interest to you.
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    UK Bofors Group.jpg
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    Thanks for the link Weasel and the photo your rounds are very nice indeed. I'll post a photo of my rounds in due course.

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