303 Box & Contents


#1

I picked up a bag of small cartridge boxes a few weeks back, never really looked at them at the time. I was told they were all with contents although some were not completely full.

Well today I finally got round to looking at them, as stated they are all full or have just one cartridge missing, not a problem as I can soon sort that out but one box was not what I was expecting, pictures attached;

My question is are these the correct contents for the box, can anybody say from the photos? Also I am assuming that the “9/38” on the side is the manufacture date.

Thanks in advance,
Mike.

Lions head on one side and the ICI roundel on the other.

The contents are in very good condition, I did not take them out to examine further atm.


#2

As a guess, not having seen that box before I would think it to be the correct contents.

What does the rubber stamp on the upper edge of the front photo say?

GREAT box Mike,


#3

Thanks Pete, I thought it was right but was just not sure, that was why I asked as I had not seen that one before, as you know my main interest is shotgun cartridges.

The rubber stamp says “Black Powder” and it falls right round the bend.


#4

The box and contents are correct but are for commercial or export contract and not for UK military use

Tony


#5

Thanks Tony, Is it a common box, worth keeping?

Mike.


#6

Hi Mike,
I honestly don’t know as commercial stuff isn’t my subject but I would of thought it was worth keeping as I can’t think of many reasons for blanks being used commercially so probably not many of these boxes around these days?

Tony


#7

OK, thank you Tony, I will try and find somewhere for them.

Mike.