Original U.S. WWII Set of Four 1945 Dated 40mm Bofors Gun Rounds with 1944 Dated Clip - Inert

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Original Item: Only One Set Available. Totally inert and demilitarized according to BATF guidelines with hollow body and inert fuses. These pieces of ordnance cannot be converted to an explosive devise and are not available for export.

These are genuine World War Two dated 40mm Bofors gun rounds in a clip. Each round bears a 1945 date on the base, and 3 of four have dated paint stamps on the casing sides as well. The projectiles are marked but we were not able to make any dates. The projectiles are painted to show a range of different types of fuzes and explosive charges. Each projectile measures approximately 17 3/4" long. The clip the rounds are in is a U.S. NAVY BU. ORD. marked example, dated 1944 inside the maker logo.

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.

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