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    20mm Hispano projectile ?

    Hi,

    I have a Hispano projectile fired and I would like to know if it's English and if it's a WW2 manufacturing .





    The markings:



    On an English cartridge of 1943.



    Thanks.

    Bye,
    Florent.

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    I believe this was manufactured at the Royal Ordnance Factory Radway Green. It looks to be a Semi AP Incendiary.

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    Ok thanks,
    Someone can confirm that ?

    For you, is it a ww2 production ?

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    Thumbs up Correct!

    Falcon is spot on as usual!

    "LG" will be the makers monogram for the hardened tip.

    If memory serves me correctly the SAPI and RepSAPI rounds were not available until the early 1950's and when they were made the cases for them all bore the ammo description around the base of the case in addition to the normal headstamp you would expect to find.
    Last edited by Chris 42 RQ; 2nd May 2010 at 12:16 AM. Reason: Add info

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    Info stamps

    Here is a very poor photo of some of the markings for the type of cases used for SAPI or rep SAPI.
    Stamps would typically be for;

    Type of projectile fitted
    Lot number of same
    Batch number
    Filling station
    Date
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    20mm SAPI

    Since the proj. has been fired but has not functioned or been deformed, can I suggest it was inert filled and fired into some sort of bullet trap material?

    Regards
    TonyE

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    So It's not a WW2 projectile

 

 

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