Hi all. I thought I would show you these boot sale finds. Although I already have a couple, I cannot seem to turn down reasonably priced . 50 cartridges
From left to right:
.50 Spotting rifle round, as used in the spotting rifle for the M40 recoilless rifle (I bought the cartridge only and married it up to a spare bullet that I had lying around), manufactured: Frankford Arsenal, 1959.
.50 Cartridge manufactured: St. Louis Ordnance Plant, 1944.
.50 Cartridge manufactured: Royal Ordnance Factory- Spennymoor (UK) 1943. This cart strikes me as unusual in so much as I have not seen a British made .50 case before, and also the hole drilled in it resembles a dummy round, although judging by the base the round was fired so I am unsure of the reason for the hole.
I may well make a point of collecting .50 cal rounds as from just studying the few I have, I have learned that there is a lot of variation and it is a very interesting subject (also they look impressive). Thanks for looking