I found this at a flea market this morning. Can anyone tell me where it is from and how old it is?
I know it’s not British military as these items are called baton rounds in British service.
It has an aluminium case with the following dimensions:
Length: 212mm (8.35")
Rim dia: 43.7mm (1.72")
Rim thickness: 3.18mm (.125")
There is no headstamp, and the case has a shotgun type primer. The only markings on the shell are “BOLA SHELL” stencilled in matt black paint.
The tube is made from dark brown cardboard and is marked
Some of this text is missing where it appears that a seal was torn off before use.
Thanks for any info.