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I hope someone can help with identifying a bullet, I was on the thames foreshore yesterday and found a bullet the markings on it are 303 fabius hf there may be another letter after the f its a little worn the f in fabius possibly could be a e as its worn, the bullet has a drilled out point and is dark grey to black in colour, I am guessing its a blank but any help would be great, its not the first bullet I have found the previous was a german mauser round dated 1916 any help would be apreciated
 

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There were so many manufacturers of 303 British ammunition that complete cataloging would make a book.

Here's some links that should keep you busy for a while

Headstamps of the .303 British Calibre Service Ammunition Round

.303 Headstamp Cartridge Identification


A hollow, 'drilled out', tip? That may be what's left of an explosive round. Lookie here: https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/-303-inch/-303-inch-explosive If you look to the right of the page, you'll see many .303 Brit ammunition types to research.
 

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Can you post photos of the round?
 

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I don't believe it's bullet. Bullet manufacturers don't roll engrave numbers into bullets. At the very last of the video the numbers appear to be "impressed" into the cylinder. From the nose hole It may be a "set" for rivets or fasteners (?) and the base/flat end appears to have been struck. Google and three pages of inquiry disclose nothing.
 

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Got to agree that I don't think it's a bullet, if you have a bullet scale weigh it and measure it with calipers to check diameter.
 

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Thanks for the answers, i do not have measuring tools, the lettering is slightly pressed into the case, could it be a starting pistol round....??? there are races and lots of boat traffic on the thames, maybe a film prop, I can not find anything on line.
 

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That is not a firearm projectile. I don't know what is but I do know what it isn't.
 
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Can someone help me identify this bullet? A friend gave it to me as they thought it was a 9mm, but I wanted to confirm before loading and firing. I have a Sig Sauer SigPro SP2022 9mm. I would appreciate any insight.
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