.303 Case Staining/ Marking

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

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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."

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