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    40mm AP, bofors?

    Hi
    Postie was just came to the door with this little gem.
    So nice i don't even need to clean it...
    Stamped on body:

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    MM/C
    S
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    Can anyone tell me where it was made?
    Is it Britsh or Canadian?
    Just need to find a case for it now.

    All the very best
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    MM/C - Canadian, alas I don't have any of my reference material to hand so I can't be more specific.

    Cr/C - Cherrier, filling factory

    TimG

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    40mm AP

    Thanks TimG
    Thats great info.
    Had a look through my stuff and found a 1943 Canadian case for it.

    Thanks again

    All the best

    T42

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    Hi Turpin,
    Thats a great condition projectile with all of it's original paint, i think i am right in adding that the yellow band indicates a practice round as does the P stamp. These practice rounds seem harder to come by, good luck in finding the case you need to finish it off, i am sure one of our Canadian members can keep an eye out for you.
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    Cheers Weasel
    Thats why the P was stamped lighter than the rest maybe?
    It was on a Norwegian site that sells everything from cars to clothes.
    This one was hidden away in a bunch of other stuff in the collectables section.
    The great thing is there is no bidding, just send the seller a mail, agree on a price and thats that. It's more like an ad in the local newspaper...
    Had no idea it was that nice until i opened the parcel.
    I found a Canadian case from 1943 amongst my stuff so i'm all set.

    Have a great weekend!

    T42
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    Hi ,

    Looks more like a 2pr AT AP projectile ?, that would be 40mm also.

    cheers ,
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    Comparison of a 2Pdr AT (L) and 40mm Bofors (R). Note the location of crimp cannelure.
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    From the 'User Handbook Anti-Aircraft Ammunition' 1949:

    40 m/m. Practice Shot Mk 4T. Canadian. Steel. Similar to A.P. Mk. 6T.

    Would have had a red tracer with a burning time of between 5 and 7 seconds.
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    i have one of these projectiles as well with the P ..what does the S stand for ?...i was wondering if it had anything to do with the vickers S gun... some of the pics i saw did have this projectile on a short 2 pounder AA case...im wondering which case is proper the long or the short ... thx for any help. my first post here guys great site !

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    I'd imagine the 'S' is probably a badly stamped or misread 'B-S' which indicates the shell's material, to quote the handbook, Bored from the bar (steel).
    The correct case would be a 40x311R Bofors L/60, possibly a Canadian manufactured Mk 3 would be best?

 

 
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