Ammo found in yard - identification?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Maveou, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Maveou

    Maveou New Member

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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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  2. redscho

    redscho New Member

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    30-06 blank maybe?
     

  3. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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

    Maveou New Member

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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!)
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    it could easily still be live.
     
  8. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Could be a 5.56 or .223 blank. Do be careful, a blank can still cause injury.
     
  9. jjfuller1

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