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Article about: Hello everyone, Just a quick one really my son who is 8 bought this bullet from a combat museum in Cornwall a couple of years ago, he is now a little older and has been asking what gun and c

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    Hello everyone,
    Just a quick one really my son who is 8 bought this bullet from a combat museum in Cornwall a couple of years ago, he is now a little older and has been asking what gun and country its from - can anyone help us out??
    Thanks
    Gaz
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    Look like a 7.62X51 blank.
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Cheers, but what sort of gun is that then??

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    Most likely from an SLR or given the 1995 date the GPMG. Cheers

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    Hi Gary,

    A little information about where it was born.......

    ROF Radway Green - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    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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    Thanks thats great my son was happy to find that out!!!

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    Hi Gary,

    A little information about where it was born.......

    ROF Radway Green - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Regards, Ned.

    Thats great mate thankyou very much.

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    Sorry guys, but you are all adrift on this one. It is 5.56m, not 7.62mm.

    Look at the type number "L1A2". That is "Cartridge 5.56mm Blank L1A2" for the L85A2 rifle.

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

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    Quote by TonyE View Post
    Sorry guys, but you are all adrift on this one. It is 5.56m, not 7.62mm.

    Look at the type number "L1A2". That is "Cartridge 5.56mm Blank L1A2" for the L85A2 rifle.

    Regards
    TonyE
    Oh dear, must be duff 'gen from Wiki again....
    '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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    Well, if you are going to rely on Wiki.....! (sorry!)

    To identify a round properly one has to look at it in its entirety. In this case the proportions are wrong for a 7.62x51mm round, plus of course the headstamp says it is an L1A2.

    If it was a 7.62mm then it could only be a "Round 7.62mm Drill L1A2" ("Round" because it has a bullet) or a "Cartridge 7.62mm Grenade L1A2" ("Cartridge" because a grenade discharger does not have a bullet). It is obviously neither of these. Also, by 1995 of course the L1A1 rifle was out of service so there was no need for a grenade discharger cartridge.

    Wiki is slowly getting better, but it is stil full of holes and misinformation. That is why I am trying to get my website built, although I am not up to the 7.62x51mm yet!

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

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    It definately is a blank! It is a good find!

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