.50cal "RA 1941 50 cal Z" dummy


#1

It looks like a dummy, but why (and what) something is blocking the central hole of the primer pocket?


#2

Vlad - The flash-hole was never punched. The indentation is typical of inert charge rounds where every step of the heading process is completed except for the flash-hole. Keeps the inert filler from leaking out. Seen on many dummy rounds also.

Ray


#3

This is one of the British contract rounds from Remington which included ball, tracer, AP and dummy.

See my article in the IAA Journal recently.

Regards
TonyE


#4

The British RAF ordered the .50cal ammo from Remington to go with the Very early Model B17s they also bought outright ( pre-Lend Lease) in 1940-41.

.50 and .300 (.30 AN-M2) ammo was supplied ion large quantities by Remington. for US made Aircraft with US calibre guns.

Doc AV