3"/50 projectile help


#1

Howdy
A friend would like some information about this.
On the rotating band it is stamped “C O F A” can anyone explain that?
He would also be interested in any other information & is aware it’s an AP w/ Tracer & Navy
Paint on the shell: “3” 50 A.P. MK. 29-4-EMPTY FITTED WITH MK.4 TRACER WHITE F.M.11-42"
The base: “3” A.P. MK 29 M OD 1 WT 12-82”
The band: “LOT 2-42 MK 29 3# AP - MOD 1CS COFA U⚓S U⚓S HDB U⚓S"
Thanks

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#3

Thanks Brian, big help.

Any thoughts on the COFA stamp, anyone?


#4

Pete, the manufacturer is Crucible Steel Company of America (CSCOFA) and was loaded at the U. S. Naval Ammunition Depot, Fort Mifflin (F.M.).

Regards,

Fede


#5

Thank you very much, Fede