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    Default More from the cupboard clean out. Can anyone help to identify these 2 .

    In the process of doing a clean up and found a few of these rounds. Any idea what they are. Obviously, the smaller round is an early 303.

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    The big one is a 577/450 British Martini cartridge. Roughly a .468-.470 diamater lead paper patched bullet. Frank

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    The Australian-made .303 is nice, but not actually that early. Early versions can be found with headstamps from the late 1880s to the early 1890s. Yours was made just short of a year into WWI.
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    If you are a collector of Australian (.303) cartridges, the "15" dated rounds are not especially common....remember this is the period of the Gallipoli campaign, so much ammunition production of this period was directed to this cause as opposed to rifle clubs and the like.

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    Thank you members samamara (Frank), jonny c. and TGewehr for your replies and valuable knowledge. I am certainly finding a lot of interesting items whilst sorting out this cupboard.

    Kev.

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    Just did some more searching and found the following 2 x rounds. Again, no idea what they are and no markings on the base.
    I'm sure someone out there will recognize them.
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    The twp identical lead bullet rounds appear to be "morris"round that in cojunction with a Morris tube that was inserted into the barrel of a British service rifle. No changes to the bolt on the firearm as they were center fire primed rounds. Most usually used for training purposes. And cheaper than a standard British MK7 military round. And the last is a 22 rimfire round as we all know well. Frank

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    Yes, .230 Morris Tube sub-caliber training rounds.
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    Thank you samamara and jonny c. for your replies. I am amazed at the age of these items.
    Your knowledge in this area is most impressive.

    Kev

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    WOW! you are batting a thousand!

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