I picked up a beautiful vase yesterday at a local thrift store for next to nothing that appears to be made from a WW II 40mm shell casing. The markings on the base are extremely light, however, using a couple of loops, a bit of 0000 steel wool, and a magnifying glass I was able to read them. I am curious as who was the manufacturer and any other identifying information gleaned from the markings which are:
Outer base: F.S.C. ⚓Lot 328
40 M M - MK 2 Mod 1
Primer Ring: LS - 81 - 17
11 - 62
Many thanks. All comments welcomed.