Cartridge S.A. Line Throwing .303 inch Cordite H Mark 2

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This round was used by the Royal Navy as a line throwing blank. It is loaded with a cordite charge (44 grains) with a 1 grain tuft of gun cotton at the top and bottom of the charge. The case is closed with an inverted cardboard cup sealed with shellac.

Identification is a fully blackened case and the headstamp: RG 54 H MK2

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References: Identification Manual on the .303 British Service Cartridge – NO:2 – Blank Ammunition by B.A. Temple and Headstamp Guide: .303 inch British Service Ammunition by A.O. Edwards.