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Cartridge Headstamps

There were so many manufacturers of 303 British ammunition that complete cataloging would probably be a book in itself. This is by no means a complete list. These are some of the more common headstamps found on ammunition manufactured by Commonwealth countries.

CANADA

Canadian Industries Ltd
Dominion Arsenal
-Ontario or Quebec
-Lindsay, Ontario
-Quebec
Dominion Cartridge Co
Defence Industries Montreal, Quebec
-Verdun, Quebec
Dominion Cartridge Co
Dominion Cartridge Co.
(made for Eatons Dept Stores)
F.W Lamplough & Co
Gevelot Canada Gevelot
Hingston Arms Winnipeg, Manitoba
Industries Valcartier Industries
-Quebec Arsenal
Ross Rifle Co.
Dominion Rubber & Munitions
-Trois Rivieres, Quebec

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

SAAF No 1 Factory Footscray
No 2 Factory Footscray
No 3 Factory Hendon
No 4 Factory Hendon
No 5 Factory Rocklea
No 6 Factory Welchpool
Colonial Ammunition Co Auckland
Imperial Chemical Industries

ENGLAND

Birmingham Metals & Munitions Ltd
Halls Telegraph Co Burghfield
ROF Blackpole
Crompton Parkinson Ltd
Eley Brothers, London
Greenwood and Batley Ltd, Leeds
Greenwood andBatley Ltd, Farnham
ROF Hirwaun
Imperial Chemical Industries
Birmingham Metals & Munitions Co
ICI Ltd - Kynoch
ICI Ltd - Kynoch, Standish
ICI Ltd - Kynoch, Yeding
ICI Ltd - Kynoch, Kidderminster
Kings Norton Metal Co
Nobel's Explosives Co Glasgow
Nobel's Explosives Co Glasgow
Raleigh Cycle Co Nottingham
ROF, Radway Green
Raleigh Cycle Co Nottingham
ROF, Woolwich, London
Rudge Whitworth (Cycles), Nottingham
ROF , Spennymoor
ROF, Steaton
ROF, Swynnerton
ROF, Thorpe Arch, Boston Spa

INDIA

Dum Dum Factory
Ordnance Factory, Khamaria
Ammunition Factory, Kirbee
Ordnance Factory, Khamaria
Dum Dum Factory
Ordnance Factory, Khamaria
Kirkee Southern Circuit

Note: ROF - Royal Ordnance Factory

SOUTH AFRICA

Government Factory Pretoria


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CIL or Imperial, 1955-1976
DA
DAC
DAL, 1914-1918
DAQ
DC CO, 1886-1911
DI and DIL
DIV, 1940-1945
Dominion, 1911-1955
Eatons or R, 1924-?

FWL & Co, 1903-1917
Gevelot
HSA, 1879-1920's
IVI, 1977- present
QA
RR Co, 1914-1919
TR




AF MF
MG
MH
MJ
MQ
MW
CAC
ICIANZ



B
BD
BE
CP
E
G & GB
GBF
HN
ICI
J
K
K2
K4
K5
KN
M
N
RC
RG
RH
RL
RW
SR
ST
SWN
TH



DF
I
KF
KH
N
OK
S

Note: ROF - Royal Ordnance Factory



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