wwII ammo identify

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by JEANDAG, Mar 31, 2011.


    JEANDAG Junior Member

    I have 2 17" bullets (?) from my dad when he was stationed in Ft. Wetherill in Jamestown, RI. They have a 12" copper base and a 5" wood head. The numbers I can read on the bottom are AG/C, lot 29. There are some other numbers but I can't make them out. Does anyone know what these are?
  2. singeager

    singeager Senior Member

    12'' brass case with a 5'' head is a bit large for a bullet!

    If the head is 1 1/2 '' wide (40mm) i would guess it is a bofors round.

    or it could be the rarer 2 pounder anti tank round.

    photos required to make a certain ID
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    ...and a 5" wood head.

    Just the job to shoot at these!


  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Sounds like a training round for an Anti tank weapon.

  5. TonyE

    TonyE Senior Member

    They sound like 40mm Bofors L/60 drill rounds. It would help if we knew the year that the gentleman was in the service.

    As an aside, can we please not use the term "Head" for the shell or projectile. The head of a round is that part of the cartridge case that surrounds the primer, hence "Headstamp".


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