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    I was told these were blanks made for movies,anybody know?
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    sorry dont know but the second pic shows 7.62 rounds made 1972 by the maker letters.

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    For what it's worth it doesn't look the same as the US blank ammo used during the 80's when I was in the service. I'm guessing from the name on the box that is was used for films. A little side note, we found that we could load one blank in the rifle and drop a cleaning rod down the barrel and bury the rod halfway into a tree from 15 or 20 yards when we fired it. We were young and stupid, and probably tore the life out of the accuracy of those rifles.

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    here`s the box the blue-tipped ones were in. It is marked " sample ".I think the IK on the head stands for Igman?
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    I found out that OFN means Ordnance Factory Nigeria.
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    The Nigerian blanks are regular military training blanks. The "Star" I believe refers to the style of crimp, as opposed to the roll crimp blank used on American M82 blanks fro example. I think Fabrique Nationale originated the term.

    The Igman blanks certainly look like they could be film blanks, but they could just as easily be samples for a military contract for training blanks. With so many countries now without any indigenous ammunition manufacturing capability and "buying in" all their ammunition they could be for almost anyone.

    Even though Britain retains capacity at Radway Green, we have been buying training blanks from Brazil and other countries recently.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Thanks Tony,nice to see you on this forum....Pete.
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    During filming of GOLDENEYE, thousands of blanks were used and they certainly looked like these blue tipped versions for the AKs used and i believe they were foreign made imports, but i would assume these blanks are generic and equally capable of being used for training military in countries abroad

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    Quote by zwerge View Post
    Thanks Tony,nice to see you on this forum....Pete.
    Thanks Pete, should be useful... and fun!

    Cheers
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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