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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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    Hi All,

    I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the markings are on the enclosed cartridge case? I assume is a .303?

    I picked this and a few others up at Frmelles in Belgium near the "Sugarloaf" a few years ago.

    Unfortunately I am of the 7.62 and 5.56 vintage!

    Many thanks,

    Toffster

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    Is that rimmed or rimless? can't tell from this angle.
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    German ??

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    Hi Guys,

    It is rimless


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    It's not a 303 as they are rimmed.
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    I would think its a german 7.92 case

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    Hi Totenhead,

    I found it near the 'sugarloaf' which was apparently a German strongpoint during the Battles around Fromelles (from my research) so that makes sense.

    Amazing how many of these can be picked up still though I refuse to pick up too much or dig, as it is all hallowed ground as far as I am concerned with all the missing still unaccounted for.

    Do you know of any decent reference books on cartridge markings going back to WW1?

    Much appreciated for your help guys.

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    Quote by Toffster View Post
    Hi Totenhead,

    I found it near the 'sugarloaf' which was apparently a German strongpoint during the Battles around Fromelles (from my research) so that makes sense.

    Amazing how many of these can be picked up still though I refuse to pick up too much or dig, as it is all hallowed ground as far as I am concerned with all the missing still unaccounted for.

    Do you know of any decent reference books on cartridge markings going back to WW1?

    Much appreciated for your help guys.
    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/ordina...adstamps-5718/
    This is quite helpfull mate!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Thanks Gunny. Very helpful and I am truly grateful for the link.

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    It`s German 7.92x57,made by Polte,Magdeberg,in 1915....Pete.
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