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cleardiddion
December 27, 2008, 03:12 AM
So, I burned through all of my surplus .303 today (first time shooting my LE No4 Mk1 that I bought all the way back in May), '40's British, and all I happen to have left is this mysterious box of ammo that I bought at local shop in CO and I need some help in Id'ing it.

It comes in a plain brown box; the top reads '50 ROUND 7,7x56R'
The front of the box reads 'BALL R1M3Z, 146, A 12/81Z'.
The rounds are cased in brass and appear to have a standard copper jacket along with the headstamp which says 'A81 7,7 R1M3Z'.

Any leads on this bit would be great!
Thanks in advance for the replies!

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athensguy
December 27, 2008, 08:06 AM
South African brass .303 from year 1981. If you search for R1M3Z you get a few google results.

jonnyc
December 27, 2008, 10:39 AM
Great shooting ammo, Berdan primed.

camies
December 27, 2008, 04:01 PM
Pretoria SA rounds.

cleardiddion
December 28, 2008, 02:57 AM
Thanks for the help!

Fred West
December 28, 2008, 04:50 AM
Try this site for .303 British headstamps.
http://www.dave-cushman.net/shot/303headstamps.html

Fred.

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