I should not have attached this photo to the headstamp query.
A strange thing is this photo of an 1898, .303 Mk II packet (bundle). Other than the string used to tie it, identical packets are known in both New Zealand and Australia. The printing on the wrapper is completely different to any other packets known down here, which has led me to the conclusion they may have been printed in Britain. I also believe the contents, regardless of headstamp, were produced by G&B. The influence of G&B on the Colonial Ammunition Company was so huge, it’s very difficult to isolate facts.
Any thoughts on this would also be appreciated.