1917 DUMMY w/Marked Primer

Sorting thru a box of junk US Military, one caught my eye.

Dummy, Tinned Brass, RA 17, Six flutes and 3 holes, CN bullet. Odd part is that it’s primed and the primer has a D stamped on it. (Makes me wonder how that primer has survived 92 years without someone pulling the trigger on it)

I seem to remember these marked primers being discussed before but don’t know how I could search for a thread without getting hundreds of hits.

So, save me time. What is it?


Hi Ray
According to Chris Punnett’s book the D on the primer signifies a dummy cartridge.

Thanks Carolyn. I did not see that little tidbit. Maybe I had better set that cartridge aside. It must be very rare and valuable. ;) ;)