9x19mm Swiss solid brass drill/dummy

I put 9x19 next to the knurled one for comparison.

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Looks like a Swiss dummy.

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This is a Swiss solid brass drill/dummy round. I five other variations of this brass drill, three with the knurled band painted tan and two painted black. Some have a β€œ+” headstamp and some , like yours are plain. There are a number of different diameter firing pin holes in the base. During WWII this drill was made of aluminum with a black painted knurled groove. This round has the β€œ+” headstamp. I also have three similar steel drills with black painted knurled bands, one with a β€œ+” headstamp and a the two plain head steel drills have different diameter holes in the head.

I have heard opinions that all are for the military and opinions that only the β€œ+” marked drills are military. I have no idea which is correct.

There are undoubtedly other variations of this Swiss drill with the knurled band.

Nice item!

Lew

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These scans show the dummies Lew explained above.


First block brass dummies, second block first left Aluminum, next steel

Rolf

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Here a brass and a blackned one…

r3doX

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