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    More .303

    These are some experimental training rounds for the Vickers MG> They date from around 1927 and were an attempt to produce a round that could be used on indoor 25 yard ranges by necking the .303 case to .22.

    They were not taken into service.
    L. to R.

    Lead bullet with copper gas check
    Lead bullet
    Aluminium bullet

    The latter was so powerful it shot holes in the steel backplates of the ranges.

    All are headstamped \"R^L 27 VII\"
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    Re:More .303

    Tony these ideed are odd looking rounds,,was the weapon that fired these specialy made or was it just standard with a barrel insert

    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .


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    Re:More .303

    It was a standard Vickers with a special .22 barrel and the fusee spring was adjusted to suit.

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    Re:More .303

    Thank you for reply Tony

    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .


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