G2Z tracer .303


#1

Can anyone help with the stripe on the headstamp of this G2Z tracer it is a late date so most likley a contract round but uts the red bullet tip colour and the purple stripe thats interesting me.

any help would be greatly appreciated
Richard.


#2

The stripe on the base is commonly done to note proof, however no reason to pressure check a firearm for a tracer. So my guess is that the tracer had an experimental factor to mark it like that.
Interesting cartridge


#3

This looks more like a .303 than a 7.62x51. Is the title a mistake?


#4

I did not put the “-7.62x51mm” on this post, I just put G2Z tracer so someone else has put that on and yes it is a .303

Richard


#5

Could this be a ‘ballistic standard’ tracer perhaps?


#6

No idea how the 7.62x51 got in there. I thought it was a flea-O-flea & answered accordingly.


#7

Rich,
Conjay’s catalogue give details of a .303 Standard Tracer G Mk II with a red stripe across the head and with a headstamp of ‘K4 44 GII’.
I appreciate that your stripe is a definite purple but I’d suggest the marking style is so similar that this is almost certainly a Standard load.


#8

Thanks Jim

And no I have no idea how the 7.62 got in my description I didnt write, very strange

Rich


#9

Would the color change or fade over time?


#10

The color will fade & sometimes it was lightly put on, but I haven’t seen change, as such, in the color. For whatever that is worth.