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alabama 08-04-2013 03:58 AM

B s a 303
 
I have a question about a old BSA 303 and a sealed ham can of ammo maybe somebody can help with. ON THE STOCK IT HAS THE NUMBER 1687. THEN STAMPED IN THE METAL ABOVE THE TRIGER IT HAS A SMALL CROWN AND G R, BSA.02, 1918, SHT LE, TTT (AND A STAR LOOKING PICTURE). THE AMMO CAN HAS A STICKER ON IT SAYING 05-76-11 320RD .303 BRITISH 174GR FMJ PRINTED ON CAN IS HARD TO READ IT ALL BUT SAYS 7.62 24 WITH A LINE UNDER IT AND 53 UNDER IT.

Axxe55 08-04-2013 04:03 AM

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Originally Posted by alabama (Post 1325444)
I have a question about a old BSA 303 and a sealed ham can of ammo maybe somebody can help with. ON THE STOCK IT HAS THE NUMBER 1687. THEN STAMPED IN THE METAL ABOVE THE TRIGER IT HAS A SMALL CROWN AND G R, BSA.02, 1918, SHT LE, TTT (AND A STAR LOOKING PICTURE). THE AMMO CAN HAS A STICKER ON IT SAYING 05-76-11 320RD .303 BRITISH 174GR FMJ PRINTED ON CAN IS HARD TO READ IT ALL BUT SAYS 7.62 24 WITH A LINE UNDER IT AND 53 UNDER IT.

pictures are very helpful for us to help you identify your firearm and ammo.

BTW, welcome to the forum and stop over in the Introductions Section and say hello!:D

c3shooter 08-04-2013 04:43 AM

Welcome! First please turn off your cap locks.

THAT IS CONSIDERED SHOUTING

And make it hard to read.

Yes, good pics help a lot! Well lighted, plenty pixels in focus. Also- uh- what is your question? Have not asked one yet.

In the meantime, your rifle is the classic SMLE Mk III. Later known as Rifle #1, Mark III. Markings? Made by Birmingham Small Arms (BSA). All military arms in Britain were the property of the monarch (GR is George Rex, or King George) and it was made in 1918 (you have a WW 1 veteran) Ammo is correct for that rifle.

Here is a TON of reading for you. http://www.surplusrifle.com/smle/index.asp

One of the best battle rifles ever built.

hoovco 08-04-2013 05:09 AM

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Ha ... I don't have anything constructive to add to your conversation, but this is funny. Sorry.

alabama 08-04-2013 12:22 PM

Bsa 303
 
Thanks for nothing. If caps is all yall know anything about looks like i come to the wrong place to ask questions. Strange thing is i dont hear any shouting when i see capitol letters. Lot easier for me to read to. That said i bid you all a good day. I wont be back in this site again.

GTX63 08-04-2013 12:55 PM

Alabama, you didn't ask a question. You just spat out some specs with no photos to help us out. C3shooter gave you plenty of helpful information. Sounds like you got your monies worth.

hoovco 08-04-2013 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by alabama
Thanks for nothing. If caps is all yall know anything about looks like i come to the wrong place to ask questions. Strange thing is i dont hear any shouting when i see capitol letters. Lot easier for me to read to. That said i bid you all a good day. I wont be back in this site again.

If you're gonna get all butthurt easy, you're probably not gonna have a good time here anyways.

HILLTOP 08-04-2013 01:43 PM

I have some info on the 303 and ammo. I will look it up and post it. Dont pay no attentions to the people on here that cant read and need something to fuss about. Any info you get from them would be useless. C3shooter did have some useful info and the caps didnt bother him

IDVague 08-04-2013 02:15 PM

Way to welcome a new poster.

Axxe55 08-04-2013 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by HILLTOP (Post 1325752)
I have some info on the 303 and ammo. I will look it up and post it. Dont pay no attentions to the people on here that cant read and need something to fuss about. Any info you get from them would be useless. C3shooter did have some useful info and the caps didnt bother him

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Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 1325474)
Welcome! First please turn off your cap locks.

THAT IS CONSIDERED SHOUTING

And make it hard to read.

Yes, good pics help a lot! Well lighted, plenty pixels in focus. Also- uh- what is your question? Have not asked one yet.

In the meantime, your rifle is the classic SMLE Mk III. Later known as Rifle #1, Mark III. Markings? Made by Birmingham Small Arms (BSA). All military arms in Britain were the property of the monarch (GR is George Rex, or King George) and it was made in 1918 (you have a WW 1 veteran) Ammo is correct for that rifle.

Here is a TON of reading for you. http://www.surplusrifle.com/smle/index.asp

One of the best battle rifles ever built.

Hmmmmmmm...........he did mention the CAPS!!!!! maybe you have a hard time reading.

and the guys were just yanking his chain a bit. if he got his feelings hurt over that, then he probably won't enjoy this site very much. having a thick skin and the ability to also laugh at yourself is required here on this forum.

BTW, welcome to the forum and stop over in the Introductions Section and say hello to everyone.


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