a neighbour of mine bought the percussion cap shown in the photos at a car boot sale.
the “headstamp” harkings are as follows;
312 CR/C 6’44
he is wondering;
a) what it came from / was used in (it would seem to be from a cannon shell?).
b) what date it was made? (he’s assuming June 1944 from the markings).
c) which country made it?
d) (probably the most difficult to answer) what is the meaning of the silver coloured item inserted in the “flash hole” end, what the symbols represent and did this item have a purpose or was it just decorative?
I hope someone on here can help with some answers.