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    .5V/580 Vickers Drill Rounds

    Picked up a pair of .5 Vickers drill rounds in links, head stamp on both is R"BROAD ARROW"L D1 Z. The Links are stamped .5 MG II N and B.P.LD (assume the maker).

    Who is B.P.LD?

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    Big Al,

    An educated guess - British Pens Ltd, although their recorded monogram was "BP" However, they are shown as manufacturers of links.

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    I can confirm that "BP LD" is British Pens. See the .5 Vickers links in the centre of the attached picture.

    I think you will also find that the headstamp on your rounds is in fact "D I N", the "N" indicating Naval use. There would be no point n having a "Z" (indicating nitrocellulose propellant) on a drill round.

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    TonyE
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