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Why do you think they are mortar shells? They are cartridge cases not shells and by their proportions most unlikely to be for mortars. I have a 3 pounder cartridge case that looks very similar - it is off a 3 pounder round as used in some inter war Vickers medium tanks. It looks as if someone has cleaned these cartridge cases so vigorously that they have erased all the head stamp markings - I would sniff a rodent over that. They could be almost anything but a pound to a penny they aren't mortar shells

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Why do you think they are mortar shells? They are cartridge cases not shells and by their proportions most unlikely to be for mortars. I have a 3 pounder cartridge case that looks very similar - it is off a 3 pounder round as used in some inter war Vickers medium tanks. It looks as if someone has cleaned these cartridge cases so vigorously that they have erased all the head stamp markings - I would sniff a rodent over that. They could be almost anything but a pound to a penny they aren't mortar shells

these dont look cleaned at all

40mm Bofors/Oerlikon?

that looks to be a good guess looking at internet pix, cheers

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Although I'm no expert, it's not entirely a guess. I have one on my desk and the dimensions match up .... but it may still not be the right answer.

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these dont look cleaned at all

The base where the head stamp would be does

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The primer hole looks solid, could they could be drill cascases?

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