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Re: British 303 Rounds.... Regular - Dum Dum 1 month 2 weeks ago #66036

  • IanP
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Funny how information received can be so wrong.

I grew up under the belief dum dum bullets were made using wood from the Indian Dum Dum tree which would splinter on impact. The many splinters would be difficult to extract and cause serious infection.

If only I had internet 50 years ago.:(

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Re: British 303 Rounds.... Regular - Dum Dum 1 month 2 weeks ago #66040

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As probably mentioned earlier, .303" "Dum Dum" rounds (more accurately Mk.II Special) were named after Dum Dum arsenal in India. I suppose it is perfectly feasible that the arsenal was named after the tree or where the tree grew!
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