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What Kind of Ammunition is This?

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:19 pm
by Phantom 778
This ammunition was passed down to me by my Uncle when he gave me his .303 British Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk 1. He did not know if this ammunition was .303 British or not. Neither do I. Is this .303 British ammunition or is it something else?

Re: What Kind of Ammunition is This?

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:41 pm
by ammolab
It is .303 made in Iraq. Standard stuff Corrosive primer Cordite powder. 1957 mfg.

Re: What Kind of Ammunition is This?

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:45 am
by Phantom 778
Thank you for your help! What do some of these markings mean?

Re: What Kind of Ammunition is This?

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:16 pm
by ammolab
Phantom 778 wrote: ā†‘
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:45 am
Thank you for your help! What do some of these markings mean?
The triangle is the Iraqi factory mark and ā€œ190Vā€ is the date of mfg (1957)

Re: What Kind of Ammunition is This?

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:40 pm
by Phantom 778
Cool knowledge! I can say I have learned something today! Thank you!

Re: What Kind of Ammunition is This?

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:31 pm
by 72 usmc
POF and Iraq .303 British ammunition is a click, bang, delayed firing ammo. The few Iraq rounds I fired, about 25, left the barrel and bolt very dirty. It left a real black soot. Lots of cleaning to get the rifle clean. I saved a few to keep for the headstamps. I find HXP- Greek .303 ammunition a better choice if you find it for sale at gun shows. Huge batches were dumped onto the US market a few years back and is still seen at shows for sale. This was around 2014-2015. It came in lots of 480 cartridges in thin white boxes. Some tarnished grade B and some like new grade A. This stuff:
https://www.theboxotruth.com/educationa ... plus-ammo/

https://www.ar15.com/forums/equipment-e ... 32/&page=1

These boxes, most of us still have 10 or so cases. Unboxing HXP from CTD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmIACtBK_js

The good old days. You still find this at shows. LOOK FOR THE WHITE BOXES.:drool: :drool: :drool: