In great condition a deactivated brass shell used by the Bofors, this shell is from 1952
40mm Mark I Bofors shell Case made by Royal Laboratory Birtley (“RLB”)
Manufacturing Lot 1051Broad Arrow is Government ownership mark
1952 – date of manufacture
The Bofors 40 mm gun, often referred to simply as the Bofors gun, is an anti-aircraft autocannon designed in the 1930s by the Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors. It was one of the most popular medium-weight anti-aircraft systems during World War II, used by most of the western Allies as well some captured systems being used by the Axis powers. A small number of these weapons remain in service to this day, and saw action as late as the Persian Gulf War.
Only light scratch’s and marks whiich do not detract from the this item, please see the pictures as they are part of our condition report.