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A small score............but a score nevertheless............

orchidmanorchidman Senior MemberPosts: 8,365 Senior Member
One of my staff turns up at work and tells me her husbands grandfather (who passed away a year ago) was into hunting and firearms. She hands me a plastic container and asks me if I want it.

Open it up and find this...........................



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A WWII bandolier with 4 5 shot stripper clips containing 20 rounds of 303 British............

I said yes.:cool:

On the reverse side it has a stencil in a circle but the writing is almost faded out.
Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....

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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,413 Senior Member
    That's cool.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,037 Senior Member
    It is cool - do you have a .303 to shoot it from?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    It is cool - do you have a .303 to shoot it from?
    If he doesn't, I see one in his future now.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,365 Senior Member
    zorba wrote: »
    It is cool - do you have a .303 to shoot it from?

    At last count I had 5 in working order, 2 in original condition ( 1 with aperture sights) and 3 that have been sporterized.............plus one or two others laying around for spare parts...........

    Don't know if I will shoot the ammo though, the headstamp is dated 1945...................but I also have 303 dies, projectiles and brass so the stripper clips may get a workout.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,037 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    ... the headstamp is dated 1945.....
    I've shot older.

    It went bang.

    Your Mileage May Vary!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Cool.................2 reloads of 10. :guns::guns:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    1945 ammo in a WWII Enfield? I could see a couple maybe ... and I'd bet it would fire just fine. However it is just neat to have a 70 year old piece of history. The old ammo is corrosive and the brass needs a little love if it possibly could be reloaded. I like it as the time capsule rather than 20 rounds of plinking. Cool piece to have with the 2 originals.
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    Someone's trash might be your treasure, and this is quite true when firearms are involved....nice score!

    That way I've been able to became the "dump" for a handful of Mauser C-96 clips (Picked up from the dirt in a local cop armory), 250 rounds of Norma 7.65 Mauser (About to be disposed into the sea) an original M-1 Carbine carrying bag ("Too ugly" for a friend who bought the .22LR rifle it came with), assorted loose ammo or even in original boxes, Mauser parts and last but not less, even complete firearms! (3 .22LR rifles and a couple of handguns)
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,720 Senior Member
    I'm with NCFUBAR , you have to shoot a couple of them just for grins and giggles. I was once gifted with a box of 147 grain FMJ .08 rounds, dated from 1944, and I just had to see if they still worked. Make sure to clean the gun after firing, some of the old ammo had corrosive primers. Good shooting, my friend.........robin :applause:
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Didnt realize you had a collection of rifles too.
    Could be the most world travelled historically significant rifle/cartridge combination in firearms history.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,559 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    That's cool.

    This!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    The WW II captured Luftwaffe Mauser 98 that I was instrumental in helping to find a new home for came to me with four rounds of Nazi-headstamped ammo from 1942. I'm pretty sure those rounds aren't going to be fired anytime soon!
    Jerry
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