Unmarked 5.45mm dummy


#1

Can anybody provide any information about this unmarked 5.45mm dummy? It has been machined to a high standard from a non-magnetic alloy and there are patches of a dark-green stain on parts of the cartridge.
I have found a similar item pictured on municion.org - along with similar orange, red, and black cartridges - but there is no information given about any of this series.


#2

Doesn’t anybody out there have any suggestions at all about this distinctive 5.45mm dummy?


#3

To me it looks like a repro cartridge. Most “famous” ones were those made in the early 1980s (also aluminum) before the cartridge became available in the west.

For a real dummy the xtractor groove has the wrong shape, speaking for the fact that the cartridge was made by somebody who is not into the business.


#4

No idea. The green staining is odd.

Where’d you get this and the x39 dummy from?


#5

I could find out if you think it might be relevant but it isn’t my cartridge. I was sent this, and the 3 or 4 others posted at the same time, by a friend who would like them identified. I shall ask him.


#6

Apparently this, together with the blue 7.62mm x 39mm dummy were bought from a French collector at a UK militaria show. I don’t know any more than that.