U <> 303 tooling

I was fortunate enough too see and to get a quick photo of the tooling used in WWII to manufacturer the U<> 303 cartridges at the Royal mint. As a youngish man I am so happy to see this South African history being preserved and displayed in this company’s offices!



I would be interested to see the tooling to make the stab crimps on .303 cases. It would be nice to be able to reform the crimps professionally. Anybody made a tool.

I will try and get you a photo next time I am there.

Thanks for that.

Are you a machinist or know of any who will work for you for free? If so, I can come up with a way to do it, although it won’t do it the same way as a factory would. I can think of one or more ways that would leave the round looking fine.