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    303 Head stamp

    Could anybody help id this 303 case it is stamped DAC 1916 GP-B i know what DAC stands for Diminion Arsenal Canada but not the other letters the case has no crinping indents of any kind, can anybody help
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    Re:303 Head stamp

    Andy,its Gallery practice ball(as far as i know!)
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    Re:303 Head stamp

    Thanks Tigbrand i thought it was something like that.
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    Re:303 Head stamp

    Whats a gallery round ? is it just a standard round with reduced charge for indoor training

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    Re:303 Head stamp

    Hi Spotter
    Yes it was a reduced charge for training it was in 1902 that Major Gaudet a Canadian Officer submitted a short range training cartridge to the british. so the round became the 303 Gaudet short range practice cartridge.
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    Re:303 Head stamp

    Thanks andy, heard of them but never thought to ask about them untill now,i assume these come in all calibres and all nationalitys nowadays

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    Just reading thru and thought I would post a couple of pictures of the rounds that I have...





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