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    SLICS finds

    I thought I would post a few of my finds from SLICS this year.

    First id a very nice packet of Canadian drill rounds, labelled "DRILL .303 INCH D.MARK VII L.P.". containing a mix of rounds headstamped "19 DAC 22 VII" and 1923.

    Finding these was something of a revelation as this is the first packet label I have seen for these rounds. Until now, these had been thought to be a Canadian version of the D Mark VI and I did not know that there was a Local Pattern of the D Mark VII. Considering the dates on the headstamps and that the D mark VII was not approved until 1932 for naval service and later for land service, it is not surprising these have been misidentified. Also, it means i have to make changes to my .303 headstamp book, but I did say it was a work in progress.

    Incidentally, it is another label number, H290, to add to the list.

    As you know, British military .22 inch rounds are a bit of a favourite of mine, so I was pleased to get this Mark I by Kynoch with a nice military headstamp of "I K".

    Then there are the two Chinese rounds. Not something I actually collect but interesting none the less. Both are from key chains, but the loop is easily removed. The 5.8x42mm rifle round is headstamped "61 10" whilst the 5.8x21 pistol round is "74 10".

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    Wait.....you mean you knowingly sold me a defective book?!?!?!?

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    Yep, I sold you the duff copy because I knew you would never know!

    That's my pay-back for buying the .280 proof at the SLICS auction!

    Cheers
    tony

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    Did you need it too? You never mentioned it. I feel we don't communicate anymore. Hold me?

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    Hug it out.
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    cut it out guys ,i'm getting all teary!

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    TonyE,
    I don't want to be a wowser, but the second 'I' on the VII on the Drill bundle appears to be a handwritten 'I'. Re the H.290 Label, somewhere in my collecting and drawing of bundles I have the H.290 as the Drill Mk VI without the L P in the printing and the note that the style was British but apparently with the same early 1920's headstamps.
    Les

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    Hang on Tony, ill get BOTH my bundles and check the details.
    Hangarman

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    I have 2 bundles, both of which i picked up at Capital Iron in Victoria BC in the mid '80s. One is buff coloured and one is pink but the text is exactly the same as Tony's, down to the hand written "I" making Mk VII from Mk VI. My buff bundle contains rounds dated 1916 and 1917, one of the headstamps is 19 DAC 17 GP-8. The pink bundle is unopened!
    Hangarman

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    You are of course absolutely right, I had not noticed the second "1" was hand written!

    So what is your theory? Are these in fact D Mark VII Local Pattern rounds that utilised old Mark VI labels hand amended, or was the nomenclature changed? My packet is unopened in the sense that it still has the original twine etc., but the rims have cut through the paper at the end so it is possible to see a couple of headstamps.

    I have seen these drill rounds before based on old GP-B cases for the Gaudet round.

    Whatever the explanation I was pleased to get it. I think I will put it on the IAA forum and see if any of the Canadian collectors respond.

    Regards
    Tony

 

 
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