What Finnish 7.62x54r load used a 200 gr. lead core projectile? I pulled the projectile from a typical chrome plated Finnish 7.62x45r dummy cartridge and found the projectile to be GMCS jacketed, flat based, lead cored and 1 3/8" long. I presume the projectile is from some other service load and was not made just for use in this dummy cartridge.
Also, what time frame were these chrome plated dummies made? This particular specimen is headstamped “VPT 44” but dates from the 1930’s to the 1960’s are known. Was there just one large run of these made in the 1960’s from odd lots of fired brass or were they in production for a number of years?