packet, 10 cartridges, .303 Mark 6 (VI), ball, Kynoch
packet & 10 cartridges
buff tied paper packet printed in black, containing 10 centrefire cartridges with cupro-nickel jacketed bullets. Although the headstamp indicates 'Mark VII', the bullets are clearly Mark VI.
Description: this appears to be packaging for civilian sale, although it is similar to the military style, but the headstamp is as used by Kynoch for military contracts rather than commercial sale, the requirement for the incorporation in the headstamp of the last two digits of the year of manufacture having been laid down in 1907. The 'Mark' of ammunition is not included in the text printed on the packet, and there is a discrepancy between the headstamp and the type of bullet. While its precise status is therefore uncertain, it may be that Kynoch was using up for civilian sale either an over-run of cases from a military contract, or cases that had been rejected for militar use because of some minor cosmetic flaw.