Iraqi 14.5x114 Headstamp


#1

I picked this case up over the weekend. I have interpreted the entries at 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock as “87” (Presumably a date) and “14.5”. What do the two characters at 6 o’clock mean?

Thanks for any info.


#2

The bottom numbers are ‘03’.


#3

And the “03” is the factory code.


#4

Thanks for the replies. Is there any more information known about “Factory 03”?


#5

I wish I had. So far it is suspected to be the plant at Jarmouk near Bagdad (maybe it is a suburb of Bagdad).