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Old 08-26-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 08-26-2011, 05:16 PM   #2
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30-06 blank maybe?


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It looks like the case neck got squished or it may be a blank like redscho said
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It is a blank, Way to small for .30-06. People used them to scare off birds years ago.
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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!)
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5.56 mm blank.
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it could easily still be live.
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Could be a 5.56 or .223 blank. Do be careful, a blank can still cause injury.
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i concur. looks to be a .223/5.56 blank


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