.345 WSL Function Dummy


#1

I have a cartridge headstamped W.R.A.CO. .351 S. L. loaded with a nickel-coloured spitzer bullet and with a dark-coloured case which looks like lacquered steel, but the cartridge is entirely non-magnetic. The primer pocket is empty and blind. What do I have?

Thanks for any help.


#2

Tony,

Maybe a .345 Machine Rifle? Can you post a picture?

Here is a related thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14185

Dave


#3

Tony, Dave is right, you have an original .345 WSL function dummy. The CN bullet shoud be secured with a three dot crimp. Also, note that the black stained brass case is rimless and the extractor groove is much wider than that of the .351 WSL case.


#4

Thanks for the responses, gentlemen, and yes, Fede, it has a three-stab crimp.

I just picked this up at the German ECRA meeting. The possibility that it might be a .345 did cross my mind, but I thought they had their own headstamps, so I am delighted with this!


#5

Tony,

Great find there! Congratulations! Is there a category that one might show up in in a future update of you website photo gallery?

Dave


#6

For the time being my ammo photo gallery is restricted to anti-tank rifle rounds and above - extending it to include the smaller stuff would be a major task.

However, the .345 would fit nicely into a group photo in my article on the history of assault rifles and their ammo…