Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 11 of 11

.303 Drill Rounds

Article about: All in good spirit, Pete! Robin - yes I remember them well, although my cadet days were a little earlier, 1958-63. .303 drill rounds make a great collection on their own, as there were so ma

  1. #11
    ?

    Default Re: .303 Drill Rounds

    All in good spirit, Pete!



    Robin - yes I remember them well, although my cadet days were a little earlier, 1958-63.

    .303 drill rounds make a great collection on their own, as there were so many different types approved. I think I list 38 official variations in my .303 book, including Local Pattern and expedient types, but excluding different finishes and other minor differences.

    In my collection I think I have about 130 different .303 inch drill and dummy rounds, but then I do not bother with every tiny variation or different date.

    The drill rounds you remember from Cadet days were the Drill D Mark 10, which was introduced in 1950 to effectively sweep away all the older and expedient types that had been used during WW2. It was essentially an update of the pre-war D Mark VI but using a plated brass case instead of the expensive cupro-nickel case of the D.VI.

    Picture shows a variety of different finishes on D.10s.

    Regards
    TonyE
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Drill17.jpg 
Views:	238 
Size:	69.1 KB 
ID:	298394  
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. .303 rifle ammo bandoleers

    In Equipment and Field gear
    03-06-2015, 07:48 PM
  2. 04-08-2009, 06:09 PM
  3. .303 Savage in .303 British

    In Ordnance and ammo
    11-15-2008, 08:19 PM
  4. 30-06 Drill Rounds

    In Ordnance and ammo
    09-18-2008, 07:37 PM
  5. Lend/Lease .303 Rifle Ammo

    In Ordnance and ammo
    08-07-2008, 04:33 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •