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    20x 145R case for identification Bofors M/40?

    good morning, I wonder if anyone can give me a positive identification of the cartridge case shown in the attached photos. I think it is for the Bofors 20x145R round but these one only measure 20x142R. It appears to be dated 1941. Another is dated 1943 and a third just 2-4.

    any thoughts?

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    Yes, definitely a 20mm Bofors. I don't know the significance (if any) of the case being slightly shorter than standard.

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    many thanks Tony. You might also have the answer to my next puzzle which I will post separately

    regards, dave

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    The 20x145 R Bofors was for the anti-aircraft gun m/40.
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    thats excellent Rigby, thank you very much, Dave

 

 

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