Assistance with identifying blank cartridge


#1

I would greatly appreciate any information o

n this blank cartridge. It has a wax plug that looks poured?
OA length 1.539"
Dia at mouth .525"
Dia at shoulder .540"
Dia of rim .6585"


#2

The headstamp is French.
SFM = Société Française des Munitions
GG interlocked = Gévelot-Gaupillat


#3

Full length pic would help.


#4


#5

This shows the poured wax plug. It is reminiscent of the wax cap my mother used to pour to seal her jars of blackberry jam.


#6

Thank you sir


#7

11x59R Gras rifle cartridge, cut off at the shoulder.


#8

Thank you Tanegashimatomurata. Have you seen this before? Would this likely be a civilian modification to use the round for another purpose? At least that is the only reason I can think of to shorten it. Perhaps the wax plug indicates something, I have not seen wax used to make a blank before.!
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#9

Never seen a Gras blank before.

There are a lot of uses for blanks;
Line throwers,
Harpoons,
Mortar propelling,
Tools,
Training,
Theatre/film/re-enactment

I don’t know what the purpose of your blank was.