Headstamp .50 BMG


#1

This cartridge looks like a .50 BMG. I can’t identify the headstamp. Should I consider the “51” as productionyear? Someone with an idea?

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#2

That is a Russian 12.7x108 (a .50 BMG is a 12.7x99).

Your’s here is made by the Ulyanovsk Cartridge Factory.


#3

And yes, 1951 is the year of production.


#4

This doesn’t fit the story…Finder of this cartridge pretended he had dug it up in a field nearby where I live. It was battle-scene in the late summer of 1944, Flanders. I think I should return to the story-teller…Thank you, gentlemen.


#5

Could someone have possibly buried the cartridge at a later date as a way of disposing of it?


#6

In that case, maybe it could be a souvenir of the Korean War? I know there were several volunteers around who joined the Belgian bataljon. Not so long ago, a widow of one of them handed me over a service-dagger and a few 30-06 cartridges some soldiers used for their brand-new SAFN rifles.


#7

The cartridge could have found its way to Belgium at any time since 1951. We can only speculate where it could have come from.