I too have seen that "cut down" many times during my visits. And found it quite amusing.................
Hill 62 and Hill 60 are/were run by 2 brothers, and they always tried to out do each other. A lot of gear in those places didn't come from around the areas. I know this for a fact.
A .303 round being struck by the firing pin generates a force equal to 21 tons per square inch............So no, this would have never been fired. The barrel would split .
Has anyone fired a No5 Jungle? If you have, then you'll know where I'm coming from. It kicks like a mule