Hungarian 14.5x114 Dummy crate


#1

Is anyone interested in photos of a crate which contained Hungarian 14.5x114 Dummies?

I saw the dummies for sale recently. I bought one and took some photos of the crate. The crate was marked “GYAKORLÓ” (practice), among other markings.

I can post some photos of the crate (and dummy) if anyone is interested.

The dummies were nickel plated brass (non-magnetic) with the same plating on steel jacketed projectiles. The headstamp is 25 over 71. They had three holes in the cases.


#2

I would be interested


#3

Sure, the images would be great!


#4

YES !!


#5

Here are the photos. The lid had “25” sprayed in two places with no other markings.

I will post a better photo of the individual cartridge soon.


#6

Thanks for the images Falcon!

The crate holds the unusual qty. of 100 EA instead the usual 80 EA.
Means the packing without tins was intended.


#7

Falcon, thanks for sharing these pictures. The manufacturer’s code “25” indicates that these dummy cartridges were made by Hajdúsági Iparművek from Téglás. This company still exists: hajdurt.hu/

Regards,

Fede


#8

Fede, thanks a lot for the link! This is a very helpfull source.


#9

Here are the photos of the cartridge. The light wasn’t great, but it’s the best I could get on a typical grey overcast British day.

The bottom hole goes through both sides of the case, as if the drill bit was run through both side walls at once.

I see the company that made the cartridge now manufactures water heaters and other domestic appliances.


#10

Falcon, the company not necessaarily makes it “now” as such companies often make a variety of products including ammunition and ordnance.
This is very often just not advertized at their websites.


#11

Falcon, making cartridges was an exception, since this company has been always dedicated to domestic appliances. Below you can see an ad/calendar contemporary to your cartridge:


#12

Thanks Fede. Where did you find that?


#13

Falcon, when you do a web search on the factory name you will find all sort of old catalogs of them - not on ammo of course.


#14

Washing machines were the covert operation of this firm. It was a general practice here that every ordanance factories had a civilian product line to cover their operation. With the fall of the communist regime most factories stopped ordnance production and the covert products became the main profile.

Tapatalk-kal küldve az én GT-I9305-el


#15

So how does Hajdúsági Iparművek translate into English?

Google translate doesn’t seem to be able to translate it.


#16

It’s something like Industrial Works of Hajdúság

Tapatalk-kal küldve az én GT-I9305-el


#17

Thanks for the reply. I hadn’t realised that Hajdúság was the name of a region of Hungary.