Conifer Cone core - ID, anyone?

Conifer Cone core - ID, anyone?

Observation - Conifer Cone core - ID, anyone?. Description: For the second time I have found these cores in woodland, and not been able to work out which tree they came from. I am pretty sure that they are the central cone of a conifer, stripped of the scales - but I could be wrong! They are about 6 long, a

For the second time I have found these cores in woodland, and not been able to work out which tree they came from.

I am pretty sure that they are the central cone of a conifer, stripped of the scales - but I could be wrong!

They are about 6" long, and the stubs are spirally arranged.

In this location there were Sitka Spruce and Douglas Fir, I tried hand-stripping some of their fallen cones and found it impossible to get the scales off cleanly.

Suggestions, anyone?