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Article about: I am away tomorrow to the Great War Forum Conference in Birmingham for the weekend, but when I get back I will post some more interesting Australian .303 rounds. Regards TonyE

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    I am away tomorrow to the Great War Forum Conference in Birmingham for the weekend, but when I get back I will post some more interesting Australian .303 rounds.

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

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    Cheers Tony that would be great.

    heres a few spent rounds i found, more ww2 headstamps and a couple of early mkvii cac's with 4 1918 dates
    regards Paul
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    As promised, here are some other interesting Australian .303 inch rounds.

    First picture are drill rounds, l. to r,

    1. Drill Mark VI. The "A^F" headstamp was only used from January 1924 to February 1925.
    2. Drill D Mark VI, "MF VI 26"
    3. Drill Local Pattern Mark I made by Die-casters Ltd. No headstamp.
    4. Drill Local Pattern Mark I made by Carmichael. Headstamp "LP1 KBC"
    5. Drill D Mark VII Naval by Footscray
    6. Drill D Mark VII by Footscray No.2

    Second picture, l. to r.

    1. Ball Mark VII, headstamp "SAAF ^ 12 21 VII^". Headstamp used from January 1921 to December 1923.
    2. Ball Mark VII. "MF" headstamp used from May 1926 onwards.
    3. AP W Mark I, Headstamp "MH 1943 WI"
    4. AP W Mark I, headstamp "MF 1942 WI"
    5. Tracer G Mark IIZ, headstamp "MS 44 GIIZ"

    I am in need of an Australian made Incendiary B Mark VIIz and a Ball Mark VII with the "^F" headstamp (Arrow F). This headstamp was used from March 1925 to April 1926.

    Regards
    TonyE
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    Last edited by TonyE; 03-26-2012 at 09:46 PM.
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
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    some beauties there Tony i have not seen any of these yet.
    I will keep my eyes open as to whats around as iv not really actively looked for 303 ammo til now

    regards Paul

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    A new addition to my .303 collection, a box of blanks. They are marked RG( Radway Green, Cheshire UK), and L MK 9Z (Ballistite blanks).
    unfortunately somone had already opened the box. dated 2/6/58

    regards Paul
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    The L Mark 9z is a bit of a mystery as to why it was introduced under a seperate mark number, since it is identical to the wartime L Mark Vz.

    The L9z was approved in 1955 , presumably for regular troops not yet equipped with the L1A1, Territorial units and cadets. It was made by both Radway green and Kynoch and production continued until the mid 1970s. We used thousands in the early 1960s when i was a cadet armourer.

    When more blanks were needed in the 1980s for cadets supplies were purchased from HXP in Greece and introduced as the Balnk, L10A1.

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

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