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RAF gunnery range finds

Article about: I was working away recently and realised I would be near an old range used by the RAF,So I thought I would combined work and the hobby. Here are my finds,Still need to clean the projectiles,

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    I was working away recently and realised I would be near an old range used by the RAF,So I thought I would combined work and the hobby.

    Here are my finds,Still need to clean the projectiles,But the 20mm cleaned up very nice,But still need a little more cleaning.
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    Nice finds!

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    Very nice mossie. Love the 20 mms. Cleaned up very nicely Sand looks after relics so much better than soil

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    Hi Steve

    Yes, Brass survives better in sand as it does not have the acidity levels of soil,Only downside is that the sand errodes the brass a little due to the movement of the tides,So some of the cases have a little pitting.
    It's the first time in years that I have returned to this site,It's really clean now compared to the eighties.

    Regards Gary
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    Very nice mossie. Love the 20 mms. Cleaned up very nicely Sand looks after relics so much better than soil

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    You have a good selection of British and Canadian 20mm Hispano cases there.

    BMARCO - British Manufacturing and Research Co., Grantham
    K2 - Kynoch, Standish
    RH - Raleigh Cycle Co., Nottingham
    BBC - Barking Brassware Co. Ltd, Barking
    DAC - Dominion Arsenal, Quebec

    I cannot read the stained case third from left in top row.

    Coincidentally, I was shooting and filming at the old BMARCO range in Lincolnshire last weekend, which is now owned by a private ballistics testing company.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Hi TonyE

    Thank you for the info,The other case is K

    Regards Gary

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    Then that is from the main Kynoch facility at Witton, Birmingham.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Nice finds. I love the way the 20mm have cleaned up; nice that they look brassy instead of going coppery.
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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