WWI Metal Detecting Finds.
King George V Half Penny 1910 – 1936 & 2x RG VII 45 Bullet Shells, probably shot from a Lee Enfield Rifle.
The bullet shells could be over 100 years old, may have even been burried for that long, found over 9 inches under the surface of the earth and cleaned a little with a ultrasonic cleaner with a drop of washing up liquid added.
Research into the casings markings identify the shells as the following.
Radway Green (RG vii) – British 303. This cartridge was made in Cheshire. The Mk VII cartridge design commenced in 1910 and Radway used a single arrow as their identifier when this example was made in 1940, switching to “RG” in 1942. All Ministry of Defence manufacturers of ammunition stopped using the Roman mark numerals of the example seen above in late ’44, so we can now say that the cartridge dates from either 1910, 1944.
the casings are in suitable condition and are full with hardly any corrosion damage at all, only a little on one of them.
Both casing was found in close proximity of each other maybe 10ft or less, The King George V Half Penny coin was found some distance from the Bullet casings but from the same Era.
Possibly shot from a Lee Enfield Rifle, something similar to the one shown below.