.303 British ID Needed


#1

I just got 2 new .303 British at a gunshow yesterday. I need some info on them.

#1–Headstamp “F N 52”, purple PA, short round nose milky plastic bullet. I know this is a Belgium short range, but what is the official designation.

#2–Headstamp “V P T 41”, Dark Blue bullet tip, GM jacket, magnetic core. Is this a Finland Armor Piercing or Incendiary? Official designation?


#2

#2–Headstamp “V P T 41”, Dark Blue bullet tip, GM jacket, magnetic core. On page 431 of Small Arms Ammunition Identification Codes by E.L. Scranton it is listed as armor piercing but he doesn


#3

[quote=“Ron Merchant”]I just got 2 new .303 British at a gunshow yesterday. I need some info on them.

#1–Headstamp “F N 52”, purple PA, short round nose milky plastic bullet. I know this is a Belgium short range, but what is the official designation.

#2–Headstamp “V P T 41”, Dark Blue bullet tip, GM jacket, magnetic core. Is this a Finland Armor Piercing or Incendiary? Official designation?[/quote]

#2 Armor Piercing “D-279”


#4

Ron,
Your Belgian cartridge is a .303 Cartouche Sec Plastic M63. The Finnish cartridge is armour piercing but I don’t know the designation - hopefully somebody out there will!