Winchester .22 Blanks


#1

Does anyone have information/documentation on this stuff?


Thanks,
Kevin Williams


#2

They are legit. Used in early WW2 in artillery trainers.


#3

Kevin, these blank cartridges were used in the M2 and M2A1 field artillery trainers to propel a 1" steel ball weighing approx. 1,024 gr. These devices could be adjusted to simulate 1/100 of the range of the gun being simulated. Below you can see a picture of the accesories for the M2 device.

After the war, this type of blank was also used as a spotting charge inside the subcaliber projectiles fired with the 3-F-8 mortar trainer and its derivates.

Regards,

Fede


#4

Thank you both.