Bullet markings (NOT Cartridge cases) ID help needed

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Bullet markings (NOT Cartridge cases) ID help needed

Post by Mike James » Thu May 07, 2015 12:20 am

Hi,
I've found an old bullet (I'm told it may be French and WW1) with letter and numeral markings. The bullet is approx the size as a German 7.92mm but slightly longer.

There is a central letter "R" with the following 4 marks around it: "A." / "R.S" / "4." / "10"

I do have a couple of photos but have so far failed to put them up with this message. If anyone can ID the bullet and tell me what the marks mean I;d be very grateful. PM me if you need to look at the photos.

Many thanks

Mike

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Re: Bullet markings (NOT Cartridge cases) ID help needed

Post by Simon H » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:09 am

Hi Mike,
From your description I'd say it was from a French Lebel rifle, the cartridge being produced in RE (Rennes).

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Simon
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Re: Bullet markings (NOT Cartridge cases) ID help needed

Post by Mike James » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:21 am

Cheers Simon, I'd almost given up n getting a reply.

Mike

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Re: Bullet markings (NOT Cartridge cases) ID help needed

Post by Simon H » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:16 am

Glad to help, nice to tie up those lose ends!

Best Wishes,
Simon
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