Rummaging around in my storage boxes I often find things I had completely forgotten about. Tonight, while looking for something else I found this very nice sealed full .303 box, which is actually in somewhat better condition than the picture shows:
I thought I had sold this 25 years ago, but evidently I did not. I think I got it in the late 1960s-early 1970s, but I don’t remember where or how. I know little about .303 ammunition history. There is no date or other markings anywhere on it, aside from a small Kynoch symbol on each side (lion’s head in circle). It does not appear to be military issue, but it does state it is Mark VII in charger clips. I am guessing it is pre-WWII (I don’t want to open it to see the HS), but may not be military. Possibly it was made for export to the colonies for civilian use? So what do I have and is it unusual?