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    12.7x80....50 Vickers

    It is headstamped K42..F1Z...is that AP ? Any info appreciated.Round is inert.
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    Your round was made at the kynoch Factories, Witton, Birmingham, England in 1942.

    F = Semi AP I = Mark 1, Z = Nitrocellulose propellant as opposed to cordite. Semi AP is similar to AP but uses an un-hardened mild-steel core. Perforomance was found to be almost as good as AP and the cores were much cheaper to produce as there was no hardeneing process involved.

    Nice find.

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    Thanks Falcon.

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    .5 Vickers

    I have already posted this on the Gunboards site, but will repeat here for anyone interested.

    The proj. in this round is wrong. It looks like a .50 Browning bullet has been stuck in the case, as the correct Vickers one is much shorter.

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    Exclamation comparisons

    Heres a couple of pictures for comparison.

    Also note that the "Vickers" uses Left Hand Rifling !
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    Here is a picture of two .5 Vickers Drill D Mark I rounds (D.I and D.I*) that shows the shorter bullet and its position in the case compared with the round originally posted.

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    Thanks TonyE.

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    For those who haven't yet seen it, there's an article on my website which covers this round (and the export semi-rimmed version), with some nice photos of whole and sectioned rounds. See: http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/Vickers.html

 

 

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