.303 Case Staining/ Marking


#1

Just looking for a little information on these .303 rounds that have been stained/ marked for some reason or another.
Thanks Kevin

2 purple stripes, DA/38/V11
6 green stripes, DA/1927/V11, green stained primer
Single red stripe, DA/ 1941/ G1


#2

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Also from a post on BOCN (bocn.co.uk/vbforum/threads/8 … Match-ammo):

"DCRA Banded Match Checklist

1921 Match, Color: Rosaniline, Bands:1, width:3/4-inch,
1922 Match, Color: Malachite Green, bands:1, Width:3/4-inch, dates known: 1922
1923 Match, Color: Gentian Violet, Bands:1, Width:3/4-inch, dates known: 1922
1924 Match, Color: Victoria Blue, Bands:1, Width:3/4-inch,
1925 Match, Color: Rosaniline, Bands:6, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1924
1926 Match, Color: Malachite Green, Bands:6, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:’25, ‘26
1927 Match, Color: Gentian Violet, Bands:6, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1924,1926,1927
1928 Match, Color: Victoria Blue, Bands: 6, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1927
1929 Match, Color: Rosaniline, Bands:3, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1928
1930 Match, Color: Malachite Green, Bands:3, Width:1/16-inch dates, known:1929
1931 Match, Color: Gentian Violet, Bands:3, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1930
1932 Match, Color: Victoria Blue, Bands:3, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1931
1933 Match, Color: Rosaniline, Bands: 4, Width:1/8-inch, dates known:1932
1934 Match, Color: Malachite Green, Bands:4, Width:1/8-inch, dates known:1933,1934
1935 Match, Color: Gentian Violet, Bands: 4, Width:1/8-inch, dates known:1934
1936 Match, Color: Victoria Blue, Bands:4, Width:1/8-inch, dates known:35
1937 Match, Color: Rosaniline, Bands:2, Width:5mm, dates known:36
1938 Match, Color: Malachite Green, Bands:2, Width:5mm, dates known:37
1939 Match, Color: Gentian Violet, Bands:2, Width:5mm, dates known:36,38
1940 Match, Color: Victoria Blue, Bands:2, Width:5mm, dates known:39
1944 Match, Color: Green, Bands:1, Width:11mm, dates known: 44
1945 Match, Color: Purple, Bands:1, Width:14mm, dates known:44

The date of the DCRA match does not always agree with the headstamp dates. The color names were the official color names."


#3

Canadian match ammunition, the number of rings and the colours signify a year.

Canadian match rounds - .303

DCRA Banded Match Checklist

1921 Match, Colour: Rosaniline, Bands:1, width:3/4-inch,
1922 Match, Colour: Malachite Green, bands:1, Width:3/4-inch, dates known: 1922
1923 Match, Colour: Gentian Violet, Bands:1, Width:3/4-inch, dates known: 1922
1924 Match, Colour: Victoria Blue, Bands:1, Width:3/4-inch,
1925 Match, Colour: Rosaniline, Bands:6, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1924
1926 Match, Colour: Malachite Green, Bands:6, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1925, 1926
1927 Match, Colour: Gentian Violet, Bands:6, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1924,1926,1927
1928 Match, Colour: Victoria Blue, Bands: 6, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1927
1929 Match, Colour: Rosaniline, Bands:3, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1928
1930 Match, Colour: Malachite Green, Bands:3, Width:1/16-inch dates, known:1929
1931 Match, Colour: Gentian Violet, Bands:3, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1930
1932 Match, Colour: Victoria Blue, Bands:3, Width:1/16-inch, dates known:1931
1933 Match, Colour: Rosaniline, Bands: 4, Width:1/8-inch, dates known:1932
1934 Match, Colour: Malachite Green, Bands:4, Width:1/8-inch, dates known:1933,1934
1935 Match, Colour: Gentian Violet, Bands: 4, Width:1/8-inch, dates known:1934
1936 Match, Colour: Victoria Blue, Bands:4, Width:1/8-inch, dates known:35
1937 Match, Colour: Rosaniline, Bands:2, Width:5mm, dates known:36
1938 Match, Colour: Malachite Green, Bands:2, Width:5mm, dates known:37
1939 Match, Colour: Gentian Violet, Bands:2, Width:5mm, dates known:36,38
1940 Match, Colour: Victoria Blue, Bands:2, Width:5mm, dates known:39
1944 Match, Colour: Green, Bands:1, Width:11mm, dates known: 44
1945 Match, Colour: Purple, Bands:1, Width:14mm, dates known:44

The date of the DCRA match does not always agree with the headstamp dates. The colour names were the official colour names.

This was on a previous post, I cant just remember when or which forum but I have checked all mine to this and they are correct

Rich