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Topic: some cartridge photos
Posted By: RCS
Subject: some cartridge photos
Date Posted: March 29 2014 at 11:14pm
headstamps, left to right: RG 77, B 15 Vll, 12 D^C 07 CVl[IMG][/IMG]

The first cartridge is for the SA80



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Posted By: RCS
Date Posted: April 14 2014 at 10:55pm
Forgot to identify these cartridges in my photo:


left: British 4.85x49mm tracer

middle Mark 7 from 1915


right   Mark 6 from 1907


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: April 14 2014 at 11:13pm
"The first cartridge is for the SA80 ~  British 4.85x49mm tracer"
Does this mean they re finally chambering the SA80 in something other than 5.56/.223?


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Posted By: RCS
Date Posted: April 15 2014 at 1:06am
The 4.85x49mm was chambered before the 5.56mm in the SA80


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: April 15 2014 at 1:14am
WOW! I never thought I'd hear of anyone upgrading to 5.56mm.Cry


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: RCS
Date Posted: April 15 2014 at 6:37am
Big upgrade from the 4.85mm (0.192 bullet) to the 224 caliber of the 5,56mm


Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: April 15 2014 at 11:21am
I have learn some thing new today.


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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: April 16 2014 at 7:43am
me too , didnt realize the SA80 had been a different caliber before it was 556 nato 


Posted By: RCS
Date Posted: April 16 2014 at 8:22am
The SA80 was copied (internal parts) from what US rifle ? the bullpup stock was British


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: April 16 2014 at 9:26pm
The guts were from an AR 18 IIRC. They were made by Sterling, a British company, best known for the Sterling sub machine gun. I don't know of any U.S. design features?.


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: RCS
Date Posted: April 17 2014 at 8:07am
You are correct, the AR18/180 bolt and bolt carrier were copied on a single recoil spring was used. I think the bullpup design was left over from the EM2 designs.



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