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    Default 303 ammo identification please

    Good day all, please can someone help me with dates with 3X 303 rounds please.

    1st is a blank with no markings at all.

    2nd has PMP 303 on it.

    3rd has U 303 on it.

    I know U is union but i would like to know what year and load please.

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    Default Re: 303 ammo identification please

    That U303 is going to be damn difficult to provide a date. It was likely produced in the Union Mint, likely for the WWII war effort.

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    Default Re: 303 ammo identification please

    I know, have been trying to find out for the past few months.....

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    Default Re: 303 ammo identification please

    I just found out that the U .303 and PMP .303 were commercial hunting rounds or target rounds. U 303 1961 and PMP 303 1985, thanks to Will Reuter..............

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    Default Re: 303 ammo identification please

    Quote Originally Posted by Savagesako308 View Post
    I just found out that the U .303 and PMP .303 were commercial hunting rounds or target rounds. U 303 1961 and PMP 303 1985, thanks to Will Reuter..............
    Hmmmm... double check that advice, the 'U' designation would be long before that.

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    Default Re: 303 ammo identification please

    [QUOTE=Brendank;1268038]Hmmmm... double check that advice, the 'U' designation would be long before that.[/QUO
    I will go and re check the info received.

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    Default Re: 303 ammo identification please

    [QUOTE=Savagesako308;1268040]
    Quote Originally Posted by Brendank View Post
    Hmmmm... double check that advice, the 'U' designation would be long before that.[/QUO
    I will go and re check the info received.
    U or SAM
    South African Mint, Pretoria, South Africa... U code from 1939 - 1961 and SAM 1962 onwards. (When U is used with a diamond this represents the Kimberley factory... B, BCMK7, TRGMK2, Semi AP (F Mk 1), Jacketed soft point sporting.
    http://www.dave-cushman.net/shot/303headstamps.html

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    Default Re: 303 ammo identification please

    [QUOTE=Gleock;1268047]
    Quote Originally Posted by Savagesako308 View Post

    U or SAM
    South African Mint, Pretoria, South Africa... U code from 1939 - 1961 and SAM 1962 onwards. (When U is used with a diamond this represents the Kimberley factory... B, BCMK7, TRGMK2, Semi AP (F Mk 1), Jacketed soft point sporting.
    http://www.dave-cushman.net/shot/303headstamps.html
    Thanks Gleock, wanted to post that U was used until 1961.

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