Hi to all,
brought this one home the other day and looking for a positive id please.
Was told it is an early Swiss supplied to England drill round/dummy, not known if from the 1927/28, 1938/39 trials or just early Swiss supplied service ammunition until the UK manufactured its own ammunition.
Although I have plenty of reference material on the early Swiss supplied Oerlikon, ie Labbett & Brown, I can find no mention of drill/dummy rounds from this period.
The projectile has the correct profile for the Swiss AP/incendiary shot and the practice tracer and is soldered into the case.
The case has three lines of three 3mm drilled holes and what looks like a wood distance piece, the primer socket has been fitted with a copper drilled and countersunk plug.
No headstamp or markings on the projectile.