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    WTB 40mm Bofors casings

    Hello everyone, I am looking for some 40mm Bofors casings, and seem to be having issues finding any. These are for the L/60 gun (40×311mmR) which are the most common ones. I need steel or brass casings, no projectiles as I am making my own. I need about 40 total for a battle reenactment coming up, I have 8 so far.

    Let me know what you have laying around please!!

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    Email sent on the bofors

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    Bob,

    These are probably going to be HTF. THe C-130 gunships use a 40mm Bofors and last time I talked to one of the crewmen, they had gone through the old stores of ammunition and had actually contracted for new manufacture (YMMV). You might check the govt. auction sites, as I know they are selling other empty cases (including 40mm grenade) as salvage. That's the word from this side of NM (Clovis).

    Thaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaine View Post
    You might check the govt. auction sites, as I know they are selling other empty cases (including 40mm grenade) as salvage. That's the word from this side of NM (Clovis).
    I believe most of the military auctions require the "mutilation" of any empty cases or shells before you can take possesion of them. At least that is what I have been seeing mentioned in some of these auctions.

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    hey I think i have some i need to check but if you want u can send me a pic to my email motivater03@gmail.com so i can verify what they look like
    thankyou for your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco View Post
    hey I think i have some i need to check but if you want u can send me a pic to my email motivater03@gmail.com so i can verify what they look like
    This is what a 40mm Bofors round looks like. The one on the top.


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    Too bad Knob Creek is still 3-4 mo. away. There are always several boxes full of 40MM Bofors cases laying around. Might call the cannon guy in WA state. Can't remember his name or the Co. Someone here should be able to direct you to his info.

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    panzerbob

    This who i think L999here is talking about http://www.cdvs.us/40mm-L-60-brass-c...iel-P1127.aspx he also carried the 5 round clips for them in steel and aluminum ,he does not list just the cases but if you make contact with him you just might be able to get them from him with out the inert projectiles .

    Good Luck to you !!

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