Made an excellent trade this week!
Met an agreeable gentleman and owns and runs a ( retail) armoury !
Ironically first time we met and once he realised my recent back ground, he enthusiastically stated he wanted to Horse trade ~ I asked what he would horse trade me ! (??)
Last week we struck up a deal to enhance his modest collection ~ I supplied with him with an expended inert 25 lber Smoke shell case ~
He is now supplying me with 20* 20.08 cartridges~ but he is removing the heads and the propellant ~ then firing off the primers and refit the heads ~
( After all I figure I don't need to have any live stuff sitting around, even in my lock up display cabinets ~ )
He is sacrificing 120 grm rounds as they are more military style as per projectile seating ~
This was initiated after I dug the spill of 20.08 cases and very sad steel chain link/s which suggested the use of a Browning .30 MG, locally ~
This then lead to one of our on site members generously donating a 'few' Browning .30 chain links to match the shell cases !
End of the day should be a very nice display piece for my collection and no live ammo laying around ~
Many Thanks Sean and thanks Gus ~