7.62x51 Nowegian blanks


#1

These three red plastic blanks are, as far as I know, manufactured by Bakellittfabrikken, Norway but why the different contours and in particular why the round with the flat-sided taper?
Jim


#2

BTT


#3

I dont know if it is the correct term, but here in NZ the blank on the left would be called a “duckbilled” blank. On firing the “projectile” splits straight down the middle as opposed to the other ones that have multiple splits in a cross shape. Apart from that I cant help any more. Would be interested to know why the difference.


#4

It might be to late, but it is correct that these blanks are produced by Bakelittfabrikken (nammo.com/templates/Subsidiary.aspx?id=175).

These blanks represents the three generations used in the Norwegian army. The shortest one (right side) is the first generation and was named


#5

It’s never too late! Thanks for the helpful reply.
Jim


#6

Thanks, I love that kind of info EagleEye. Jan


#7

Off topic, but I wasn’t looking at the dates of posting and I thought Teak was back. Dang.