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Spud303
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Kynoch production codes
      #258186 - 23/12/14 05:12 PM

I've just been given some boxes of Kynoch sporting ammunition in .375 Rimless H & H and .35 Winchester. Does anyone have information relating to the production codes on the boxes so I can date these cartrides?
The code on the .375 H & H is 23 JH and .35 Win is 15 RL.

Thanks
Pete


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Re: Kynoch production codes [Re: Spud303]
      #258190 - 23/12/14 09:29 PM

23JH could be 23rd March 1933 or 23rd March 1959.
15RL could be 15th November 1937 or 15th November 1963.

You need to look on the label on the back of the packets to see where the ammo was manufactured to know which of the dates above apply to your ammo. Kynoch repeated the year code (the last letter in the code sequence). Details of the powder type shown on the front of the packet also assists in determining the year i.e. cordite or nitrocellulose.

Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI, Witton UK 1926 - 1963

Imperial Metal Industries (IMI), Witton UK 1963 - 1972

If you wish to PM me with your email address I'll send you by return a Kynoch Dating article I have, containing all the code and packet labelling information.


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Re: Kynoch production codes [Re: eagle27]
      #258191 - 23/12/14 11:12 PM

eagle27, may I be so rude as to get a copy of that article?

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Spud303
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Re: Kynoch production codes [Re: eagle27]
      #258192 - 24/12/14 12:23 AM

Thanks Eagle. Email sent.
Spud


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