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Old 08-28-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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I found this jogging on the Ft. Bragg Reservation.

Is it a type of blank?



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Old 08-28-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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yep. looks like the 30cal blanks my brothers used to bring me before they went to nam.



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7.62 NATO blank. One was used in the M14, and a DIFFERENT one for the M60 (had a lot more powder- different military stock number)

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7.62 NATO blank. One was used in the M14, and a DIFFERENT one for the M60 (had a lot more powder- different military stock number)
I see the M14 blanks all over out there, they have the crimped tip. This one caught my eye because it is larger, and has the open end. do they seal it with wax or something?

The outside of the base of the brass is 12mm as best I can measure, or 15/32.
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Most 5.56 mm blanks are star crimped. Most 7.62 X 51 (NATO) blanks are as this appears. They had a red laquer sealed fiber (cardboard) piece in the nose.

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Sean- M16 blanks have a crimped mouth. The US catridges for the M14/ M60 had the extended case (Some Euro 7.62 NATO has a crimped mouth- as does the rifle grenade launching blanks). The small opening is sealed with a bit of paint/paper. The 30-06 blanks for the M1 Garand / 1919 machine guns look like regular 30-06 brass, but have the case mouth sealed with a disc of red paper.



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