.303 Inspection


#1

This .303 Inspection type round is chrome plated and is unheadstamped. The cap chamber is filled with a black hard bakelite substance that has broken in places from the impact of the firing pin.

I suspect it is probably commercial, but I would have expected the original headstamp to be present. The weight is correct for a loaded round so it is not simply a drill round.

Regards
TonyE


#2

This might be a snap cap commericaly made by Parker Hale or G.W. Hawksley?? or more likely by an European maker with the bullet installed. Often the headstamp was removed before chrome plating. Best guesses!
Hope this is of help


#3

[quote=“Pete deCoux”]This might be a snap cap commericaly made by Parker Hale or G.W. Hawksley?? or more likely by an European maker with the bullet installed. Often the headstamp was removed before chrome plating. Best guesses!
Hope this is of help[/quote]

Tony/Pete,

Many snap caps have a spring loader plastic “primer” so it might be worth trying to press the bakelite button in.

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