Greenwood & Batley MkII .303 with ring around bullet tip


#1

Has anyone any idea why this MkII bullet has a ring around the bullet tip

Rich


#2

Rich, could the bullet tip be bare lead?

-Dave


#3

Rich…

Can’t answer the question as to why, except to guess that a faulty die was used to make the jacket. I have in the collection a couple of Krag cartridges that also exhibit this “button” on the bullet nose.

Randy


#4

[quote=“RimPin”]Rich, could the bullet tip be bare lead?

-Dave[/quote]

No Dave it is same as the rest of the bullet jacket not exposed lead

Rich


#5

MK III?

Reportedly has a CN cup inserted in the nose.
A good find if it is. Only one lot of 197000 rounds were made in 1897.


#6

The Mk III is a hollow point bullet.
I believe only 5 examples are known to exist & only one of those is a live, complete round.
This is one of the two known arsenal sectioned examples & the other one still has the powder & wad. The last two are dummies / drill.

I think you have a Holland & Holland peg-point example. I have the same with a K C II headstamp.