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Cartridge Identification Please

Article about: As Pete says. The headstamp reads: P - Polte, Magdeburg 15 - Date, 1915 6? - Month S67 - S case with brass made with 67% copper content. Regards TonyE

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    As Pete says.

    The headstamp reads:
    P - Polte, Magdeburg
    15 - Date, 1915
    6? - Month
    S67 - S case with brass made with 67% copper content.

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

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    Many thanks to Pete and Tony. Thanks again to Gunny.

    It is great to know the history and nationality behind these cartridge cases especially due to the proximity to the strongpoint where I found them.

    I also have enclosed 2 x bullets I found in the same location. I thought the bent one may have been due to a ricochet but have seen plenty of bullets that have bounced etc (as a soldier), and they don't seem to look the same (especially the tail hanging out). My other thought was it is a incendiary/tracer though I suspect this would have been in worse condition than this and I am not right here....any ideas?

    I am unsure of the peculiarities of rounds once they leave the barrel!!!

    The normal looking one I suspect is because it may have landed in the mud, especially if it was at its lowest trajectory, or fallen out of the cart case over the years that it lay out there.

    Thanks again guys. Much obliged.
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    The first one is a .303 inch Ball Mark VII that was fired in either an SMLE or a Vickers guns as the rifling is left hand twist.

    The second is harder to work out. I think from the length it is a German 7.92mm ball bullet but I don't know what has happened to it. There appears to be no rifling but perhaps it was in a fire and the lead core expanded out. I have seen that before.

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

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    Thanks Tony.

    That is some great insight into bullets that I would not have known. Amazing what a few notches and marks can tell you.

    Very appreciative.

    Toffster

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