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    Thomas,

    I've still no idea. There was only a small number of UK cartridge manufacturers and none with mark such as that. LNE is London, North Eastern Railway, Dunkenfield who are shown a making cases but in this instance the letters are surrounded by a rectangle that denotes they were a repair station. There appears to be some stamping under the 'F's of the case history, although not where you would normally expect a maker's mark, space is at a premium on a 40mm case.

    When I get the chance, I'll check the contracts.

    STC is indeed - Standard Telephones and Cables.

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    Tim,

    Thanks again for your reply.
    The 40M/M.I. and CF markings make me think of a British manufactured case. The CF marking might be added later, as the font, size and stamping depth of both F's seems to be the same.
    On the other hand, the 'LOT'-stamp is omitted, the production date is in an usual format and, except for just one pheon, there are no further inspection stamps.
    The markings under the CFF seems to be H1., most likely being the year and lot number of LNE's rework from Mk.1 to Mk.1*

    Thomas

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    The only CF I can find is Aruvankadu (Cordites), India. Perhaps the cases went there and were filled/refilled.

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    C.F. indicates the history of the case, a (cordite) filling, with full charge. CFF denotes the case was refilled once, again with a full charge.
    Last edited by Stuka; 20th March 2018 at 07:14 AM.

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    When the British adopted the Bofors gun I believe the initial ammunition used was of Swedish manufacture until local production commenced. The stylised "ADK" monogram is Armé Depot Karlsberg. I have seen a 1938 dated case with this monogram and fitted with a Bofors made primer. I should add that both the primer and case have broad arrow acceptance marks.
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    Thank you very much!

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