I have these .303 dummies, and I would like to know who made them and why. The first three in the photo I got from another collector yesterday, but the last two I got in an antique shop in Hastings in Late 2004.
They are all inter-war dated once fired cases. They appear to have been dug up and cleaned with acid. They all have fired CN jackated Mark 7 bullets showing rifing marks fitted. The headstamps are: (Left to Right): R/|\L 1927 VII, R/|\L 1933 VII, K1936 VII, R/|\L 1930 VII, K1934 VII.
If I hadn’t found them in two separate places four years apart, I would have though they were just someones garage project made with a few cases they had found, but the circumstances suggest there must be more of them out there.
Has anyone ever seen these before?