I have been back to the gunnery range I know about and had a really good day. The place is jammed with stuff and I end up only searching an area about 10metres square each time I go because there's so much stuff there !
This visit was a bit of a 303 cartridge day although i did find some other nice bits as well.
Everything with a date on is always between 1941 and 1944.
Sorry for picture quality......my son is still using my DSLR.
Firstly before cleaning.
There isn't a picture of everything after cleaning like I normally do, simply because there was too much stuff to do a decent picture ! So here are the finds in groups after cleaning.
firstly a couple of 303 cartrdiges. Well.....a lot actually. 240 to be precise Took bloody HOURS to clean ! Most are spent from Bren guns, although a few are Lee-Enfield. I tended to find them in 'batches', 30-40 in one hole kind of thing.
An example of the headstamps
And a strange one.....a 303 welded to a Lee-Enfield clip.
Lots of spent bullets too. Mainly 303 but some 9mm and one 45cal.
A strange can. I have kept this 'just in case' as it was found next to a 2 inch mortar cap so is probably the right era. Anyone recognise it as anything ?
A 2inch mortar cap and the remains of the fin off one, with what looks like the remains of a smoke charge or possibly phosphorus.
Lastly some bits of grenade.
Some nice base nuts. A close up of 3 of them below. Also interesting is that one of them appears to be brass rather than the 'normal' metal. I never realised brass was used for these caps.
And that's it
Hope you like the stuff.