Hi All. Just cleaned up a WWII Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps trench art lighter made from a couple of shell casings.
The head stamp on the larger shell has been nearly obliterated but there may be a “K” at 10 o’'clock, a “39” at 12 and a “W” at six o’clock.
The smaller casing has 1940 (not sure about the “0”, “DA” to it’s six, “VII” at 3 o’clock and what looks like a “C” around a crow’s foot at nine
The cap appears to be the right diameter for the casing. Measured it looks to be 14mm.
Any info on what kind of rounds it was made from, (which might also shed some light on the where and when of things) would be greatly appreciated.