Unknown 5.56 x 45 blanks with wooden bullets


#1

Does anyone know who made 5.56x45 blanks using wooden bullets of natural and red color, and LC and TZZ headstamps of the early 90’s? I believe that these are of Finnish origin.


#2

Actually the Swedes made such blanks in several calibers (for their own forces: 5.56x45, 7.62x51, 7.62x54R - I think 6.5x55 to but do not remember) and also supplied red ones to the Finns for their first 7.62x39 which were blue in the final version the Finns made.


#3

Alex, thanks for this information. These are of rather crude manufacture using badly dented fired cases and nickeled primers.


#4

The Swedish ones (and Finnish) I have seen looked like Scandinavain quality.

Any chance you could show us the cartridges in question?


#5

Alex, this one is headstamped -NATO symbol- TZZ 93 and another very similar is headstamped -NATO symbol- LC 92. The one with the red wooden bullet (same profile) is headstamped -NATO symbol- TZZ 95.


#6

Fede, these are definately different.
The Swedish ones were bright red and had a real laquer coating.

Might your’s here be a movie blank or something similar? (the relaoded brass may be an indicator)


#7

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