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#1

I do not find in the book of " Has history of the Cartridge in British service Service " by P. Labett and P.J.F Mead this cartridge !

Manufacturing : Royal Ordnance Factory Kirkee, Inde, December, 1915
Model : short mark VI (with magnetic bullet) ??


#2

You would not find this cartridge in Labbett & Mead - this book deals with military cartridges - this is not a military cartridge.
Somebody has converted a military cartridge for sporting use - by cutting off the tip of the bullet to expose the lead core. It is not unusual.


#3

[quote=ā€œJohnP-Cā€]You would not find this cartridge in Labbett & Mead - this book deals with military cartridges - this is not a military cartridge.
Somebody has converted a military cartridge for sporting use - by cutting off the tip of the bullet to expose the lead core. It is not unusual.[/quote]

John,

But why is the bullet magnetic? Perhaps a replacement bullet rather than a conversion.

gravelbelly


#4

Are those firing pin strikes so far out towards the edge of the primer characteristic of a particular rifle, or could that be attributed to a bent firing pin, worn bolt or some other damage? Looks like a guaranteed misfire.


#5

The photo is poor quality, the bullet (magnetic) is of type FMJ FP.
p-j


#6

I have seen a few of those, looks like somebody tried to set it off with a hammer and centre punch.