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    Muzzle cover indentification

    Can anyone identify what this muzzle cover is from?

    Canvas, 1943 dated, 2 1/2 inches diameter, about 10 1/2 inches long.
    The only markings are the maker H&S 1943, and No 4 CM 231B (The B might be 0 D or 8)


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    It's not a muzzle cover, it's a mop cover for a 2 pdr pull through. Known as cap, sponge, no 4.
    Usually have a drawstring though and muzzle covers have a strap so I'll check the CM number and confirm either way!
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    Thank you tankbarrell.

    I’ve had a closer look and there are four holes for a drawstring. The strap has a faint S&P maker mark and 1943 date, so it looks like the strap was added as a modification to replace a drawstring.


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    Artillery tools and equipment such as canvas items all had C.M prefix part numbers.

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    Yep, it's a no 4 sponge cap. CM 2310. The added strap is a new one on me.

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