Dutch .303 British dummy round


#1

like to show this .303 dummy round, made for the Dutch Army in the year 1950




#2

Very nice, I’ve never seen one. Were they made in large quantity?


#3

Many thanks for showing that. I have an example in my collection but I was told it was probably Danish.

It’s nice to get the correct answer.

Regards
TonyE


#4

Very interesting piece!
Is it known how long it was on duty?


#5

[quote=“TonyE”]Many thanks for showing that. I have an example in my collection but I was told it was probably Danish.

It’s nice to get the correct answer.

Regards
TonyE[/quote]

The idea of being Danish may originate in Danish made 30-06 dummies of this color. But the Danish ones had steel bases and so far only 30-06 has been observed (black ones do exist as well).
The Dutch .303 is interesting for sure.


#6

That is a very interesting Exercise dummy indeed. I have never seen this one.

I think that the drawing is for the thermo plastic moulding as the metal base is shown in feint “ghosted” lines without dimensions and the material is shown as: Thermopl. kunsthars; with no mention of the metal component. There must have been a separate drawing for manufacture of the metal base (tekening No 479?). The base would have been inserted into the mould before the plastic was injected in.

gravelbelly


#7

Great drawing! Was this VCI company involved in other cartridge designs? Where it was located? 's-Gravenhage?