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Old 03-23-2013, 11:12 AM   #11
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Garand blank- no crimp, red paper disk that holds powder in place. M14, kind of a bottle nosed blank. M16, crimped case.


Typically colors are removed from top of coffin by the honor guard, folded, presented to honor guard senior member, who presents to next of kin, with the thanks of a grateful nation. Firing detail is some distance away when they fire the volleys.

In some cases, the fired rounds are recovered, given to the family, In some, polished rounds are presented as symbolic of the rounds fired (NEVER brasso ammo before shooting- it can kill the primers)



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Haven't seen the flags from my grandpas funeral, bother were ww2 vets. Casings are always picked up by kids from what I've seen.



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One of the honor guards handed the casings to me they were in a special stars and stripes cloth bag.

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They were mostly lake city 30-06 casings, some were not crimped. I'm pretty sure the honor guards had 30-06 's . Probably 5 or 6 were not crimped.Maybe it depends on the availability of the ammo.

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My mother has the flag from my grandfather. I am sure she has never unfolded it. Am I to understand the cases may be folded in the flag?

I made my son a necklace out of a case from my SKS. I drilled out the primer cup and put a piece of black para cord through it. The knots are inside the case. Then I seated and crimped a 150 grain fmj. He thinks it is the coolest necklace he has ever seen.

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The crimped end made them wonder, Huh. I carefully worked on them I only lost 1 of 21 to not forming properly. Who has seen casings from blanks before?


Only Vets and perhaps some Hollywood Folks. I would think LEOS as well but nope... It stumped one of them as well.

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I have made keychains (keyholders before there really is no chain involved). I have passed them out to friends before. But not the casings from my dad's funeral, those are for family members only.

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This is the blank for the M16

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The cartridge on the right is a blank for the M14

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These are 30-06 blanks, used in the M1 Garand or the 1903 Springfield.
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Thanks for that C3 ive seen the 5.56 but not the others

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I have my Dad's flag and put it in a display case on top of a matching box where his uniform patches are. Many years after his death I found he'd saved them with some pictures and papers I discovered.

He was creamated and I arranged for his remains to be interred(?) in a veterans' cemetary when they finished a planned columbarium -- there was no 21 gun salute and taps was played on a cassette tape through a big speaker, not even one of the make-believe bugles they use today. But we were in a hot war at the time.



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