unknown bullet from thailand

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by dswt, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. dswt

    dswt New Member

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    Was recently in Thailand and found this on an airfield. Not sure what the hell it is exactly. I'm assuming it's an anti-aircraft round. Can anyone help identifying it?

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  2. c3shooter

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  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    The hole in the base was for a tracer pellet which burned when fired.

    Shouldn't pick up old ww2 or any munitions like that. A lot of them had explosive or incendiary components while they may be partially inert they can still be explosive. If you take such a thing on a aircraft... not to mention it going off in your pocket.
     
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  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    One other thing. It is illegal in Thailand to posses ammunition or ammunition component regardless of age without special govt permission. They lop heads for it...

    That was in the early 90's when I was deployed there
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn New Member

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    I think caning is still quite popular in Thailand, too! :eek:
     
  6. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Boy, I'd hate to tell you what I picked up in Thailand...:eek:
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Penicillin can sometimes cure that, you know.




    The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
    You'll find a God in every golden cloister
    And if you're lucky then the God's a she
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  8. seancslaughter

    seancslaughter New Member

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    sounds like someone needed to be rodded off the range
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    All the women in Thai bars are packin' and it ain't a pistol in her pocket....
     
  10. dswt

    dswt New Member

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    I'm in the Army, was recently there for Cobra Gold. Walked around with it for four days in my pocket, had it on the C-17 on the way back, and jumped out the bird with it. :x
     
  11. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Don't mess with those ping pong ball shooting ladies either.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Firearms Talk mobile app
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    The large groove is for a copper driving band that engages the rifling of the cannon. Projectile itself should be steel. The groove closest to the base is where the shell casing is crimped onto the projectile.

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  13. dswt

    dswt New Member

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    Thanks for all the info!
     
  14. 303tom

    303tom New Member

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    What is it made of, looks like steel................