The old Lines Brothers factory is about half a mile from where I sit typing this. It was there until about thirty years ago when the whole area was demolished and a new industrial estate built. Have a look on a map of Wimbledon for the junction of Merantum Way and Morden Road and the Lines Brothers factory was on the south corner.
Because of their experience in casting Tri-ang toys made from zinc based pot metal they designed some expedient drill cartridges for .30-06, .9mm and .45 ACP. Examples shown in picture.
British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
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Shame it got turned into an industrial estate. I bet the land around the factory was jammed with discarded casts.
Nice drill cartridges. I believe Jayh found a whole stash of them on a site he digs.