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Posted: 10/27/2013 6:38:21 PM EDT
I was given this the other night by a friend.  I am guessing a 40mm bofors ammo can,  I know it's for 40mm anyway.

Can anybody tell me about the year these were used or how to tell what all the writing on this puppy means?

I see it is designated 40mm HE.  I figure if anybody can tell me it would be here.  Thanks.











Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:23:04 PM EDT
Yes, it's a Navy 40mm Bofors can.I've got a WW2 dated one just like it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 8:05:20 PM EDT
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Yes, it's a Navy 40mm Bofors can.I've got a WW2 dated one just like it.
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Any way to find the date on this?  Or am I missing the date on it?


Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:06:58 AM EDT
Nice Can.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:36:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goodn:


I was given this the other night by a friend.  I am guessing a 40mm bofors ammo can,  I know it's for 40mm anyway.



Can anybody tell me about the year these were used or how to tell what all the writing on this puppy means?



I see it is designated 40mm HE.  I figure if anybody can tell me it would be here.  Thanks.



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/MISC/DSC_0096_zps2a30a062.jpg



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/MISC/DSC_0094_zpsc7c52014.jpg



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/MISC/DSC_0092_zps0e6f6728.jpg



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/MISC/DSC_0095_zps81460bb1.jpg



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/MISC/DSC_0097_zpsf45b8426.jpg



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I'm guessing '56 from what looks to be a lot # in 2 places on the can.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:01:46 AM EDT



Link Posted: 10/29/2013 1:03:18 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By Goodn:

I was given this the other night by a friend.  I am guessing a 40mm bofors ammo can,  I know it's for 40mm anyway.



Can anybody tell me about the year these were used or how to tell what all the writing on this puppy means?



I see it is designated 40mm HE.  I figure if anybody can tell me it would be here.  Thanks.



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/MISC/DSC_0096_zps2a30a062.jpg



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/MISC/DSC_0094_zpsc7c52014.jpg



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/MISC/DSC_0092_zps0e6f6728.jpg



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/MISC/DSC_0095_zps81460bb1.jpg



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/goodnbuzzd/MISC/DSC_0097_zpsf45b8426.jpg





 



I'm guessing '56 from what looks to be a lot # in 2 places on the can.


This.



Last 2 digits on an ammo lot number is year of manufacture.





 
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:45:48 AM EDT
It's for the old 40mm L/60 rounds.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:52:57 AM EDT

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I'm guessing '56 from what looks to be a lot # in 2 places on the can.
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Originally Posted By SV650Squid:






 



I'm guessing '56 from what looks to be a lot # in 2 places on the can.


This.



Last 2 digits on an ammo lot number is year of manufacture.



 
That.



 
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:13:50 AM EDT
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