Royal Small Arms Factory (Enfield) - Small Arms Ammunition Proof Registers

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Royal Small Arms Factory (Enfield) - Small Arms Ammunition Proof Registers

Royal Small Arms Factory (Enfield) - Small Arms Ammunition Proof Registers

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A set of registers containing information on the proof of small arms ammunition, R.L. = R.L. and Standish, G.B. = Greenwood and Batley, I.C.I. - I.C.I. Witton, Swynnerton, The information varies but general includes details of the Ammunition, Manufacturer and Date; and then for each test the Cordite, A. and I. note, Date of manufacture, Quantity, Proof, Weights of cartridges, charge and bullet (or Sentance), Break up, Fired in S.A., Fired in M.G. (or M.N.T.), No. of targets, Figure of merit, Velocity, Pressures, Sawdust on screens (or recovery), Wind (or W.P.T.), Casualties in S.A. and Casualties in M.G., 1 |a Proof register for 20mm ammunition, 1940 |b Labelled on the spine 'B1', '1940', and '20mm Ball Mk. 1, 20mm HEI, 20mm Case Proof', 2 |a Proof register for 20mm ammunition, 1940 to 1945 |b Labelled on inside cover 'Book 1 H.E. 20mm' and 'from commencement to completion of ammo produced by BMARC', and 'commenced 27-6-1940' and 'completed 19-7-45', 3 |a Proof register for .303 and 7.92mm ammunition, 1940 to 1941 |b Labelled on the spine 'A', '1', '1940 [to] 1941' and 'Witton', 4 |a Proof register for .303, .455, .5, .55 and 20mm ammunition, 1942 to 1944 |b Labelled on the spine 'B', '1', '1942 and 43, 44' and 'Witton', 5 |a Proof register for .303 and 7.92mm ammunition, 1943 to 1945 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'A', '4', and 'Ctgs S.A. ball .303 Mk 7, R.L. & K.2, 1-10-42A to 30-11-43', '.303 Mk 7Z, 15-10-42 to 28-10-43B', '7.92mm Mk 2Z, 24-9-42 to 23-11-43' and '7.92mm, A.P. W.2Z, 1-4-43 to 30-11-43', 6 |a Proof register for .303 and 7.92mm ammunition, 1943 to 1945 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'A', '1943 to 1945' and 'Ctges S.A. Ball .303 Mk. 7, R.L., K.2, G.B., 1943 to 1945' and 7.92mm Ball R.L., 1-12-43 to 31-12-44, 7 |a Proof register for .303 and 7.92mm ammunitionk, 1944 to 1945 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'A', '1944 to 1945' and 'R.L. Ball 7.92 ...', 'I.C.I. Ball 7.92 ...' and 'Radway Green .303 Mk 7', 8 |a Proof register for .303, .380, 1' percussion and 1' Electric aiming rifle, 1945 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'C', '1945', '303 Proof Q 3', '1 Percussion Mk. 3', 'Proof revolver Q Mk. 2z', 'Rifle Grenade .303 Mk. 2', 'Proof 7.92mm Q...', 'Canadian Tracer .303 G Mk. 2', 'Racer .303 Experimental', 'Electric aiming rifle Mk. 3', 'Drill .303 D Mk 7', and 'Dummy .303 U Mk. 5', 9 |a Proof register for .303, 7.92mm, .455, 9mm, .380 and 1' Electric aiming rifle' |b Labelled 'B', 'F 16' and '1945 to 1948', 10 |a Proof register for .303 ammunition, 1945 to 1949 |b Labelled on the spine 'A', '2', 'June 1945 to Sept. 1949' and 'Witton', 11 |a Proof register for .22 ammunition, 1950 to 1960 |b Labelled 'C8', '50', '.22' , 'Sept 1950 to Feb 1960' and 'Witton', 12 |a Proof register for .380 ammunition, 1948 to 1951 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'B', '1948', 'R.L. .380', 'from 30-9-48 to 30-10-51', 'Reproof 2 lots Orbea' and '.380 STD', 13 |a Proof register for .303 ammunition, 1949 to 1955 |b Labelled on the spine 'A', '3', 'Sept 1949 to June 1955' and 'Witton', 14 |a Proof register for .303 ammunition, 1949 to 1952 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'A', '1949'. '.303 Mk 7', and 'from 23-5-49 to 18-3-52' and 'Lots 1-293', 15 |a Proof register for .380 ammunition, 1951 to 1954 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'B', '1951', '.380', '2-11-51 to 31-5-54' and '.455 Bisley 1954', 16 |a Proof register for .303 ammunition, 1952 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'A' and '1952', 17 |a Proof register for .303 ammunition, 1953 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'A', '1953' and '16-7-53 to 16-2-55', 18 |a Proof register for .303 and 9mm ammunition, 1954 to 1956 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', '1953', 'EO's' and '15-1-54 to 30-10-56', 19 |a Proof register for .303 ammunition, 1953 to 1957 |b Labelled on the spine 'Thorp Arch for G. and B.', '.303' and '1953 to 1957' and on the front cover '.303 Proof Book No. 1, Greenwood & Batley, Farnham, S.A. Range', 20 |a Proof register for .380 ammunition, 1954 to 1955 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'B', '1954', '.380', 'from 2-6-54 to 22-8-55' and 'R.L. ended', 21 |a Proof register for .303 ammunition, 1955 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'A', '1955' and 'from 17-2-55 to 10-8-55' and 'R.L. ended', 22 |a Proof register for .303, .30, 7.92mm and 9mm ammunition, 1956 to 1958 |b Labelled on the spine 'F 16', 'EO', '1956' and 'ended 27-11-58', 23 |a Proof register for 9mm ammunition, 1955 to 1957 |b Labelled on the spine 'Thorp Arch', '9mm' and '1955 to 1957', 24 |a Proof register for 9mm ammunition, no date |b Unlabelled, 25 |a Proof register for .303 ammunition, no date |b Labelled on the spine 'EO's' and on the cover 'Sealand Proof Range', 26 |a Proof register for 20mm ammunition, no date |b Labelled on the spone 'A 44' but all other information worn away

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26 x volumes

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