Good morning to all,
one of my favourite things with this hobby is to find a box of mixed up ‘stuff’ for sale at fairs.
Picked one up at a local millitaria fair a couple of days ago for a whole fiver, I must admit most of it went in the scrap bin when I got home but there was some interesting ‘stuff’ in there too.
1, 4.2" mortar ballistite cartridge, 3, 3" mortar ballistite cartridges, one of which has never been loaded, a Brock 12 bore Mk IIa bird scarer cartridge, a No2 Mk 1 12 bore bird scarer cartridge, a Jarmann harpoon gun cartridge, a Mk III 1941 dated Greener shotgun cartridge and a Dutch 6.5mm ball round with a charger clip.
Now, none of the above is in my collecting field but I have a question about two of them if anyone can help, first the 3" mortar cartridge with the hand written charge details, is this normal or trials/experimental?, second is does the Dutch 6.5mm brass copperwashed case signify anything?, headstamp, clockwise from 12 o’clock, 28F 3A AI 39, black annulus.