Hi guys - I’ve recently recovered some cartridges with the headstamp K C VI - I’ve no real background in ammunition (the finds were from an archaeological excavation), but so far I’ve managed to work out that they are star-crimped .303 rounds, probably Kynoch (based on various identification pages on the web).
If anyone has time could they answer two or three basic questions:
- what does the K C VI refer to (Kynoch/Cordite/Mark VI?) and does that imply any particular date range
- what is the purpose of star-crimping and does it imply the round has been fired
- is there any blindingly obvious comment that should be made when you see a star-crimped casing with a headstamp ‘K C VI’?
Feel free to be as patronising as possible with your answers…