.303 inch Drill Mk 7 Cartridge : Royal Australian Navy

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL/07492
Collection type Technology
Object type Munition
Physical description brass, cupronickel
Place made Australia
Date made 1932-1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Cartridge, S.A., Drill, .303-Inch, D Mark VII. N. N indicates for Naval use. This Australian produced example was introduced for training purposes circa 1932.

History / Summary

Drill cartridges are a dummy cartridge used for training of troops and as such they have no propellant charge and do not have a live percussion cap - most do not have a blank cap inserted. To distinguish them from live ammunition they are identified by the material used, colours, or shapes (for example: red flutes in the case, and/or wooden projectiles).