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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by anubix91, Nov 12, 2008.

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  1. anubix91

    anubix91 Member

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    Does anybody know what kind of bullet this is?I bought it a couple of years ago and ran across it. I was just curious about it's origin. If you can help me, that would be awesome.

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    whoops - never mind, but welcome to THR while I'm here. :)
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    Since it has no primer or flashhole, and a hole drilled in the side of the case, and is in a machine gun link, I figure it is a training or test dummy cartridge to set up a MG with.

    F A = Frankford Arsenal
    4 = made in 1944
    To save the cost of a new headstamp date "bunter" reading 44, they just ground the 3 off the 1943 stamp. Might have been 1954, etc, maybe a cartridge collector will come along with more.
     
  4. anubix91

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    I had been wondering for a while. The person I bought it from said that it was from the WWII time period. You confirmed that and more.
    Thank you.
     
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    cart

    I have some they are dummy rds the hole is notice of dummy rd.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    The zinc plated, steel case, is a good indication it is not, and never was, a live round.

    WWII Dummy .50 cal MG Training Round for sure.
     
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    +1, I have 2 of them........ FA, 1944
    http://www.biggerhammer.net/barrett/faq.html
     
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