Linked blank ID


#1

These blanks are headstamped L C 7 9 Thy have a odd shape to the cartridge, The links have a crosshair in a circle on them and are stamped WM 5, any ideas?


#2

[quote=“Joe Holland”]These blanks are headstamped L C 7 9 Thy have a odd shape to the cartridge, The links have a crosshair in a circle on them and are stamped WM 5, any ideas?

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The “crosshair in a circle” is the NATO interoperability mark, WM is Wells Marine Inc. The 5 on the link is probably a production machine line ident, I have seen several different numbers mixed in the same carton.

The links are standard M13 pattern links used by many countries in many different machine guns.

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#3

Those are US M82 blanks, they are like that to assist in feeding in semi/full automatic weapons. LC = Lake City arsenal 1979