Military History/military shells


I recently found in some old boxes a couple of military shells and wondered if you could shed any more light on them. The markings are 3.7 inch HOWR II MSF C.F 1940 . Any information would be greatly appreciated.



You have a shell from a British Mountain gun.  The QF 3.7 inch mountain howitzer was an artillery piece that was light weight and could be broken down moved by men and animals.  1940 is the year of manufacturer, C. F. mean contact fuse.  MSF might be the manufacturer.

The links will go into more detail on the artillery piece that fired you ammunition.

I hope this helps and thank you  

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