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40mm Grenade shells

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by cstarr3, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. cstarr3

    cstarr3 Member

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    OK, so I posted this in reloading originally, because I figured a shell is more or less a component, but one of the answers suggested I try the NFA section. So here 'tis. And I am going to add this in one more time, because it bears constant repeating: I am not looking for an operable or replica grenade.

    Here goes my original post:

    "Does anyone know if there exist a place that sells 40mm grenade casings. Is there any Federal laws prohibiting them?

    I am not looking for the grenade, or a grenade launcher. I am not looking for a flare gun or any "You should look into getting this other thing..." I'm just looking for a shell casing, preferably unfired."

    Something I'd also like to ask, since I'm posting on the Subject of 40mm grenades: does anyone know how they are primed?
     
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    You probably wouldn't want a unfired 40mm grenade shell casing.
    Even though you think you do.

    The whole 40mm grenade launcher cartridge operates on a high pressure / low pressure firing cycle.

    So an unfired case would have a live primer and a powder charge inside the high-pressure chamber.

    With nothing in the low pressure chamber where the projectile would normally be seated.

    So, even though it is just an empty unfired case?
    It is still a primed and charged high-pressure cartridge.
    Just one without a projectile.

    So, if I wanted a 40mm Thump-Gun case to play with?
    I'd want a fired one.

    I have a couple in the basement I use for ash treys.
    But you can't have them!

    rc
     
  4. MenaceMan47

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    www.brassmanbrass.com

    It's where I get my 37mm casings. I have a DD pending with ATF, paperwork should be done in June last time I talked to them.
     
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