Cartridge (brass case) has been nickel plated, flutes are 1.5 inches long, blind primer pocket, made into a bottle opener.
Picked this up at the recent KCCA Cartridge Show. I had several people take a look while at the show, responses ranged from “Is it British?” to “A friend gave me one of those to open brews”. Then when I showed them the headstamp the comments ranged from “What?” to “When did they start that?”.
Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, 2013
So when did the production of the .50 BMG dummy with fluted case begin at LC and what is the model designation? The former (?) .50 BMG dummy was designated CARTRIDGE, DUMMY, CALlBER .50, M2, identified by three drilled holes in the cartridge case and no primer. I assume who ever converted these fluted case dummy rounds into bottle openers also nickel plated the cartridges, is that a correct assumption?
Any other headstamp dates?