Can anyone confim the nationality and manufacturer of this 23x152B Dummy? It is a steel case, painted black. It has two sets of two holes drilled at around 2" and 3.5" from the case head at 90 degrees to eac other.
The projectile appears to be a solid one piece turned steel HE type (minus filling) with an aluminium dummy nose fuse. The projectile and fuse have no markings of any kind. The steel rod screws into the base of the projectile, the bade ofthe dummy fuse can be sen through the hole if the rod is unscrewed.
The headstamp appears to be “184 70” which would indicate the Russian State Factory in the Kazan region. However I cannot say 100% sure that it is “184” a the bottom of it has been removed when the primer pocket was bored out to accomodate the screw head of the steel rod.
This dummy isvery well used, and looks to have been disposed of as it is dented at the shoulder and the rim is damaged.
Side View showing holes:
Case Head showing ?184 70 Headstamp:
Threaded steel rod unsrewed: