G a .223


#1

I just picked up this 223 load (G A .223 with ring crimped primer, green primer seal and FMJ projectile) and looked up the initial GA and came up with 2 possibilities - Grenfeil & Accles Ltd., Birmingham, UK and a Singapore date code.
I am not sure if the Grenfeil & Accles ID matches with the FMJ military style loading. The singapore ID seems ok but I am not sure. Any ideas?


#2

Grenfell and Accles went out of business circa 1900, so…

Regards
TonyE


#3

Thanks Tony, I guessed as much but couldnt find any reference to them except in headstamp lists.


#4

Grenfell & Accles was only in existence for a short time in the 1890s. They made .303" Mark II Powder and .455" Mark I and also I believe some .45" Gatling.

One of the difficulties of internet searching is that whilst the information that “GA” is Grenfell & Accles may be there, there is often no context to that data.

Regards
TonyE


#5

I did a bit more searching and found similar headstamps on Municion.org. I remembered using 308 ammo that had the headstamp G H .308 years ago so looked that up and found that it was indeed a date stamp from Singapore - G=7 H=8 = 1978.
I did end up finding this similar 223 headstamp with different spacing also on Municion.org
They list it as G=7 A=1 = 1971
Manufactured by Chartered Industries Singapore Pty Ltd

My example has G A at 12 o’clock and .223 at 6 o’clock. Also their picture shows what looks like some sort of lacquer but mine is clean with only the green primer seal very similar to this example.


#6

An interesting entry relating to Chartered Industries Singapore. History of them and some details of what they made.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ST_Kinetics


#7

For those of you who like .223 / 5.56 & .50 BMG Ron Fuchs has posted copies of his books as a free download
LOTS of good information in both of these.

The .223
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The 50
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#8

[color=#0080FF]Thank you very much [/color][color=#800000]Ron Fuchs[/color] [color=#00BF00]![/color]

Glenn