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.303 Brit Rifle Brass

.303 Brit Rifle Brass


303 Brit Rifle Brass

  • Headstamps Are Mixed
  • Unprocessed
  • Washed and Polished
  • 100% Brass Casings
  • 100 Casings
Our Price: $75.00

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Product Code: SP303BRIT-Q0100

The .303 British is a rimmed rifle cartridge that was first developed in 1888 to be used with the Lee-Metford rifle. Though it was originally created using black-powder, in 1891 it transitioned to smokeless powder. It served as the standard British and Commonwealth military cartridge from 1889 to the 1950s, when it was replaced by the 7.62x51mm NATO.

Since the introduction of the .303 cartridge in 1889 it has been manufactured in at least 20 countries and in nearly 200 military variants as well as in numerous experimental and sporting cartridge configurations. It may be of some interest to learn that during the First World War more than 700 million Mk 7 ball cartridges were produced by British factories alone. Although the United States of America did not officially adopt a .303 rifle, it did produce nearly a third of the wartime production of No 4 rifles used by British troops. US Lend - Lease production for the UK was 1,196,706 No 4 rifles whereas the total British wartime production of this rifle was 2,021,913. This of course was not the total number of .303 rifles produced in the UK during WW2, as the SMLE Rifle No 1 was still being manufactured, BSA alone producing nearly a quarter of a million No 1 Mk III and III* rifles. The USA had also produced the .303 Pattern 1914, also known as the Rifle No 3 Mk 1 or 1*, for the British Government during WW1. The USA should, therefore, along with Australia, India and the United Kingdom, be considered as one of the major producers of both .303 rifles and ammunition.

Each box contains 100 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer. It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.

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