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Maveou 08-26-2011 04:56 PM

Ammo found in yard - identification?
My mother found this buried about a foot under the ground while gardening. I'm not sure what it is, the end is crimped all the way around, and the 'primer pocket' looks like it has been struck, but casing is corroded badly and cannot make out anything. I tried to take a pic, sorry for the fuzziness...and thanks for any help guys!

redscho 08-26-2011 05:16 PM

30-06 blank maybe?

sagenodland 08-26-2011 05:40 PM

It looks like the case neck got squished or it may be a blank like redscho said

jpattersonnh 08-26-2011 05:47 PM

It is a blank, Way to small for .30-06. People used them to scare off birds years ago.

Maveou 08-26-2011 07:02 PM

Ah that's a relief. I couldn't tell if it was live or not because of the squished end, but I am guessing it still could be live if the end is squished and it's a blank.... Perfectly crimped all the way around. (Sorry for the bad photo) Thanks guys! (My Dad was in Vietnam and had brought back ammo boxes, and empty gun cartridges on a belt, several of those.. that is what I figured it was from, guess not!)

robocop10mm 08-26-2011 07:51 PM

5.56 mm blank.

JonM 08-26-2011 08:03 PM

it could easily still be live.

Jpyle 08-26-2011 09:03 PM

Could be a 5.56 or .223 blank. Do be careful, a blank can still cause injury.

jjfuller1 08-26-2011 10:16 PM

i concur. looks to be a .223/5.56 blank

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