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An interesting few finds from a Victorian rifle range

Article about: so they don't re-detect them next time. I do the same with modern trash and shotgun shells. Dig them out then bury them all in one spot.

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    Well done, Keep searching and you may start finding these bullets http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/battle...g-range-22161/


    John

  2. #12

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    Thanks for the post John,im always following your threads as i know you've dug many a bullet.However i must have missed this one,thanks for the re-cap id like to see how far back this range actually goes

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    Quote by Paul B View Post
    The two rimless Remington Arms cases are US .30-06, but unlike the other two rimmed .303 British they weren't stamped with the projectile type.
    In this instance both the .303 cases are stamped as VII, i.e. containing plain MkVII Ball. If they had held tracer they would be marked GI to GVI depending on type, Incendiary .303 was prefixed W and Armour Piercing was prefixed B.
    A man after my own heart !

    The annulus (the ring around the blast cap), was also coloured to show what type of round the cartridge was loaded with. Here is a list for you for future reference

    Bullet Type / Colour of Tip / Colour of Annulus

    Armour Piercing / Green / Green
    Ball / None / Purple
    Incendiary / Blue / Blue
    Observing / Black / Black
    Proof / None / Yellow
    Tracer Short Range / White / Red
    Tracer Dark Ignition / Grey / Red
    Tracer Long Range / Red / Red

    Please note however that, over time, the colour may have disappeared and some cartridges weren't marked by all manufacturers. Alot of ball rounds have no colour on the annulus.

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    STEVE! - thanks

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    Well iv found a way of finding time to search.yep,dont sleep! I managed an hour and a half this morning with the help of a head torch.Bit tired now though.So who said theres not enough hours in the day!? Home for lunch i'll clean up and post later
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    Last edited by cornishboy; 11-30-2011 at 02:55 PM.

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    Plenty of bits of grenade in that lot, and what lloks like a few bits from the inside of an artillery shell fuse. Now quit slacking and get 'em cleaned !

    Steve T

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    oh and the VW key isnt in the pile for scale

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    I never knew the victorians had VWs !

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    Sorry,when did you say you were going to be off-line?

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    ****Blows a raspberry towards Cornwall****

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