Dutch .303 British dummy round

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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