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    Unknown primer,anyone ID it please?

    I've had this primer in my spares box for a while,but haven't a clue what it's from.

    Does anyone know please?
    The text on it reads, E No 1
    C 01 BOF 71

    Cheers,
    Andy

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    AndyD
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    Re:Unknown primer,anyone ID it please?

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    AndyD
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    Re:Unknown primer,anyone ID it please?

    Any ideas anyone please?

    Cheers,
    Andy

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    AndyD
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    Re:Unknown primer,anyone ID it please?

    Anyone?

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    Re:Unknown primer,anyone ID it please?

    The style of primer with the three spanner holes looks like a Russian primer except for the writing, would I be right in saying it is also an electric primer?
    It is possible that it is a Bofors primer as the BOF would signify but appearing to be electric makes it unusual.
    Sorry I cannot be of any more help.

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    Re:Unknown primer,anyone ID it please?

    Hi Andy, I don't know much about primers and shells, but I would agree with Chris 42 RQ. E No 1 being electric type 1, BOF being Bofors, 71 being the date etc.
    It may be a coincidence, but I have a grenade somewhere with C 01 on it which I think is the manufacturer and it is definitely South African. Hope this may be some help, Tony.
    "Smoke me a kipper, i'll be back for breakfast!"

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    AndyD
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    Re:Unknown primer,anyone ID it please?

    Thanks very much Chris and Tony!

    I'd try it in one of my Bofors cases that has the large type primer,but they're a bugger (nearly impossible!) to remove!

    Cheers,
    Andy

 

 

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