I posted in other topics .303 Britt rounds that I have found in a large batch of 'Battlefield Pick-up" ammunition I bought several years back. I was told by Navy Arms that this ammunition was used in one of the wars between India and Pakistan.
I have no reason to doubt what I was told as many rounds are from those two countries as well as everyone else who made .303 ammo. I have found ammo from WWI up to the late 60’s.
Today I was culling the lot and found another round that had been field modified,for what reason I haven’t a clue.
The bullet was tightly crimped into place. The projectile had had a brass ring placed into the core of the bullet with great care.
Two Excelsior wads were placed over a light charge of what looks to be a shotgun powder. It is very light and the color is on the green side of gray. It is not Hotchkiss Glass Plate Flake,so commonly used overseas. The Berdan Primer has been dug out with a knife and a shotgun primer has been inserted tightly into the base of the cartridge.
Perhaps a wire was to be attached to the ring in the bullet to pull something out when fired? Seems someone went to a lot of work to make this cartridge for a special job. If it could only talk?