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Help with Id of bullets??

Article about: Hello all, sorry if anything is wrong still getting use to using the site and uploading pictures and such, soo please go easy on me What i have here is a 4 large bullets my dad has had for y

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    Hello all, sorry if anything is wrong still getting use to using the site and uploading pictures and such, soo please go easy on me

    What i have here is a 4 large bullets my dad has had for years, he was in the RAF for 19 years and due to his job, which the title has totally gone from my head, he spend alot of time on the ranges. He has told me he picked these up off a range, or rather dug them up. He believes they are ADEN cannon rounds but just wanted to see if anyone can tell me for sure what exactly they are

    Each round has different markings but i have taken pictures of only one round:

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    On the bottom of some of the rounds such as the ones above they are blue, does that indicate they are practice rounds??

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    Some say RG 81 others say RG 83

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    507 CV 79

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    PRAC 4Z

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    J.30.MM.RG.78

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    If anyone knows can you explain the markings too please?

    Thank you for any help as always,
    Tom

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    Aden 30mm.

    Regards,

    Andy
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    Best Regards,


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    RG = Royal Ordnance Factory Radway Green

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    To be more precise about your example.

    In the extractor groove:
    "J" is the case type of the service round, previous case types A, B, C etc being either the short Low Velocity Aden case or development types.
    "30MM" is the calibre.
    "RG" is Radway Green as described above.
    "79" is the date.

    Around the belt:
    "507" is the Lot number.
    "CY" is Royal Ordnance Factory Chorley which was the filling station.
    "79" is the date.
    "PRAC" is for Practice.
    "4Z" is Practice Mark 4 and the "Z" is for nitrocellulose propellant.

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

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    Thank you all for information, nice to know for sure what these are after years and to find out what all the markings mean, nice to learn new things, again thankk youu all

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    maybe a stupid question but do these practice rounds contain uranium?

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    if so seems to me dangerous to have them lying around in your house

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    healthwise I mean

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    To answer your question about the blue practice rounds containing uranium. The answer is no.

    It very interesting to see these as we find them on our range here. We do get visits form our cousins up north and across the pond here so that they can play at our range.

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    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Were they always painted blue?

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