Unknown marking on .303


#1

Unknown marking on .303


#2

I know, I know, I know… well I think I know :-D


#3

After doing some research on the internet I believe… now this is going to cost you a heap of rare 7.62x51 mm chargers for this information.


#4

Ok, Ok I’ll tell you what I have worked out.

I believe the MARX marking is for MARX and Co Limited, which is an American company that made toys. They started a factory in Britain at Dudley in 1931. During WW2 they did produce products for the military during this time, then after WW2 a new factory was built at the Swansea Industrial Estate.

Here’s their old logo, it looks similar to the military logo.

The above info is from this UK site
http://www.knightsandvikings.co.uk/factory.htm


#5

[quote=“NZ L1A1 Collector”]Ok, Ok I’ll tell you what I have worked out.

I believe the MARX marking is for MARX and Co Limited, which is an American company that made toys. They started a factory in Britain at Dudley in 1931. During WW2 they did produce products for the military during this time, then after WW2 a new factory was built at the Swansea Industrial Estate.

Here’s their old logo, it looks similar to the military logo.

The above info is from this UK site
http://www.knightsandvikings.co.uk/factory.htm[/quote]

Thanks Kevin,

Yours is the best guess that I have seen and nobody else has popped up to refute it so that is what I will log it as for the present.

gravelbelly


#6

I love this kind of detective work! Great stuff! If you look at the marking the way gravelbelly drew it, it says “MARX” very clearly, in monogram style.
Great work from NZ.