What kind of bullet is this? I think a .50


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Koning
March 22, 2005, 03:30 PM
I was going thru some of my uncle’s old hunting stuff and I came along this round. I think it’s a .50 but I’m not sure.
Here is what I can tell you.

Length. 5 1/2 inches
Copper tip, Brass shell
The tip is greenish/blueish in color.

Can anyone clarify if it is a .50 cal round and what kind is it. Thanks a lot.

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Steve F
March 22, 2005, 03:33 PM
What is written on the bottom of the brass? ;)

Koning
March 22, 2005, 03:34 PM
Ooo I forgot the add that.

L C 53

Justin
March 22, 2005, 03:39 PM
Halfway educated guess, but if it's a military round, LC tells you where it was made- at the Lake City facility. 53 would be the year.

Koning
March 22, 2005, 03:42 PM
Maybe. I just really wanted to know it is a .50 cal round and what does the greenish/blueish tip mean. Thanks so far for the help.

dasmi
March 22, 2005, 03:45 PM
If you want to know if it's a .50 cal, measure it.

Tony Williams
March 22, 2005, 04:04 PM
See the Ammo Photo Gallery and Data Tables on my website. They should allow you to ID it without difficulty.

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Harry Tuttle
March 22, 2005, 04:14 PM
http://www.ammoman.com/images/50-BMG-Blue2.jpg

Phantom Warrior
March 22, 2005, 04:37 PM
What Harry Tuttle said. Plus not much else is that long. I've got a .50BMG on my desk and it measures 5.5" too. I doubt anything else comes close, short of something like a 20mm. In line with what other people have said, measure the bullet too.

Koning
March 22, 2005, 07:41 PM
Yah turtle it looks exactly like those. Thanks.

Edit* Harry It has to be same kind of ammo thats in that box. What does the blue tip mean? Thanks.

Tony Williams
March 23, 2005, 12:33 AM
Blue = it's an incendiary bullet.

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Magnuumpwr
March 23, 2005, 10:44 PM
Koning, do you have a good set of calipers? If you do the brass case to the round you have should have the following dimensions: @ the brass just below the bullet is between .551 to .554, where the case necks down .711, @ the base above the taper .794 to .796, and case over all length of 3.894 to 3.896. Hope this helps you. :D

airbornekyle1
March 24, 2005, 02:47 AM
I Always Thought Blue Was Training Round.
Red/orange Was Incendiary
Steel Jacketed Was Armor Piercing

Zak Smith
March 24, 2005, 02:56 AM
Nope, 50 projectiles:

Blue tip M1 incendiary
Silver tip M8 API
Burgundy - M17 Tracer
silver/red - M20 APIT
black tip = M2 AP

Tony Williams
March 24, 2005, 03:00 AM
An all-over pale blue cannon shell does indicate a target practice (inert shell) round, but cannon have their own colour schemes.

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XD40Assassin
March 24, 2005, 03:28 AM
Cool go shoot it! lol make yourself a homemade .50 cal rifle and try it out.

CleverName
March 24, 2005, 03:39 AM
The Maadi Griffin kit gun fiasco, anybody? I don't want the BATFE knocking down his door, so I would strongly advise against building your own 50 cal rifle. Also, I wouldn't suggest building a rifle from scratch unless you know what you're doing - don't want to put too little metal on the lugs and have the bolt go backwards into your shoulder when it fires. Unless you're into body piercing like that.

As to what you can do with that - make a paperweight? Until you get a rifle, it's essentially a cylindrical, long paperweight.

50 Shooter
March 24, 2005, 11:36 AM
If you have the knowledge, there's nothing wrong with building your own .50. You can still buy the plans to build a Maadi Griffin, the kits are no longer for sale. It's not illegal to build your own .50 unless you live in Kali.

Koning,
Keep it as a paper weight unless you know someone that has a .50 that will let you shoot it.

Koning
March 24, 2005, 09:46 PM
Thanks everyone for your help. If you want me to ill post a picture.

50 Shooter
March 24, 2005, 10:44 PM
Try posting a pic of it standing up and then one of the headstamp.

Koning
March 25, 2005, 02:29 PM
http://img131.exs.cx/img131/4852/bullet3cq.jpg

I took 2 of the whole bullet. Lighting is messed up.

Zak Smith
March 25, 2005, 02:40 PM
Definitely an M1 incendiary round of 50BMG, in Lake City brass. I can't make out the case head clearly enough to determine if the primer crimps have been removed, which would indicate it was a reload.

-z

Koning
March 25, 2005, 03:27 PM
http://img46.exs.cx/img46/6157/bullet7fu.jpg

Brick
March 25, 2005, 05:06 PM
Hello everybody.™

Hey what's this bullet: my guess is it looks like .223.

Casing: 63mm long (there is no bullet)
Diameter, from the base: 12mm.
Diameter, from the neck: 8mm.

What's is it?

Edit: on the bottom, it says "H X P 6 3"

SDC
March 25, 2005, 06:19 PM
Sounds like a .30-06 empty to me; "HXP 63" is Greek, produced by the Helvetica Powder Works in 1963.

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