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    Question i found this round in a box today

    any ideas as to who this might belong too? it is stamped with a 'K' 'N' and 'DI' doesnt seem to be fired.any help appreciated
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    ian
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    it looks to me that it is a 7.62 drill round used for training
    cheers ian
    the three indents in the case should have red paint in them to signify
    for drill purpose
    it never has been a live round
    Last edited by ian; 12-28-2010 at 04:30 PM.

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    It looks like a 12.7x80mm Vickers dummy round,is the case 80mm long?
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    I'd go with Zwerge on this one .... A "Vickers" Drill round.

    Gary J.

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    Quote by zwerge View Post
    It looks like a 12.7x80mm Vickers dummy round,is the case 80mm long?
    didnt you see the tape messure in pic 2 ????
    well over 80mm long

    its 7.62 nato ??????? erm mabe
    no guys i bow to you
    having scaled it from the pic with a ruler you are right it is .50 give or take for inacuracy and the case is approx 80mm
    so you are right
    cheers ian

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    0.5" (12.7mm) cal Vickers heavy machine gun drill round-used in quadruple Naval AA mount or in armoured vehicles pre WW2 (Vickers light tanks, Matilda 1 infantry tanks.).
    Last edited by lithgow; 12-28-2010 at 07:49 PM.

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    Its bigger than a 7.62 NATO round aswell by the looks of things

    Thanks

    Danny

    EDIT: Just measured a 7.62 NATO round, they're close to 71mm long.

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    The letters 'D' and 'N' both can be refered to the Dum Dum Arsenal in India whilst the 'K' could also be refered to the Kirkees Arsenal, Kirkees, India. Maybe it was manufactured there, as the Vickers 0.5 Heavy Machine Gun is still carried in the armouries of second line Indian military units.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Ned-what would the Indians use the .5" Vickers for?- it has no ground mount I have ever seen or heard of, all the vehicles that used it were obsolete by 1945 and the naval AA mount was less than effective even during the war (a good close up view of it may be seen in the classic film "In Which We Serve").

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    Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge.Not quite sure what to do with it,however i found that it may have belonged to my grandfather.Thanks again,and Happy New Year to you All!
    Simon

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