Color Codes for 50 Vickers from Canada

Does anyone know how loadings were distinguished on Canadian made 50 Vickers from the WWII period?

I’ve got these two rounds and can’t tell what the loadings are:

h/s “44 TR”, gmcs projo, brass case, brass primer. Is it ball of semi ap?

h/s “43 TR”. gmcs projo w/blue/red/green tip, brass case, tin primer, black p/a.

Thanks,
Dave

Three Rivers produced some non standard loads in .50 Vickers.

If your first one has no tip colour I think it will be ball, but perhaps one of our Canadian friends can confirm.

The second should be armour piercing incendiary tracer according to the colour codes (or possibly semi-AP). This load is unique to Three Rivers as in Britain incendiary and semi-AP tracer were loaded as separate rounds.

Regards
TonyE

Hi Tony,

Thanks again for the great information. Can you point me to the reference that describes these color codes. I’d like to try and find a copy!

Best Regards,
Dave

For details of primer and bullet tip colour codes on British and Commonwealth ammunition I will point you immodestly to my web site.
sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/colour-codes

Regards
TonyE

Fabulous Tony!

I should have thought to look here.

Thanks,
Dave