Can anyone tell me whether dummy/drill rounds with 539 headstamps, both chrome plater and copper plated, with 6 longtitudal flutes in the case and bullet, are Russian or Finnish?
According to an old binder of 2-300 pages which was used to index a long-gone collection these are Finnish made dummy rounds with Russian (Tula) cases.
You can see them here, nr. 4 and 5 from the left on the back row:
Can anyone confirm or deny these being Finnish??
I have a 7,62x54R dummy, HS “VPT 42”, which is also chrome plated and has near identical flutings/cutouts in the case and bullet. This makes my belief stronger in that it makes sense the Finns would use same methods for marking the rounds…