40mm Mk III Shell Casing 1955
40mm Mk III Shell Casing 1955
40mm Mk III Shell Casing 1955
40mm Mk III Shell Casing 1955
40mm Mk III Shell Casing 1955

40mm Mk III Shell Casing 1955

Regular price $79.00

This 40mm Mk III anti-aircraft shell casing was typically fired from a single or double barrel Bofors 40 mm L/60 Model 1936 artillery gun. Typically, the double barrel version was produced for the navy and a single barrel version for the army. This particular shell casing is stamped with a 5 - 55, indicating that it was produced in May of 1955. There is also a small impression of an eagle with 3 stars above it. That symbol is the Department of Defense acceptance insignia. 

For demonstration; see the photograph of a double barrel cannon firing aboard the USS Hornet. 


 


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