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    Can any Forum members help me to identify the following bullet.

    The brass case is 75mm long. It measures 19mm in diameter.
    The total length including head is 110mm. The tip is painted silver. The base of the cartridge has the following letters stamped into it:
    L C 6 4

    Any help or advice will be much appreciated.

    Kind regards, Malcolm.
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    Well the closest cartridge to those mesurments is the British 12.7 x 81 Vickers,but the HS looks like US Lake City 1964.....?
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    These are vickers .5" rounds (Not mine)


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    It could be a M1 spotting round? for the recoilless rifle.

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    Quote by m3bobby View Post
    It could be a M1 spotting round? for the recoilless rifle.
    Your right it`s the 12.7 x 76 spotting round cartridge.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate your help.

    Kind regards, Malcolm

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    But as usual, it has the wrong projectile. The silver tipped round is an M8API from a .50 Browning. It should have a red and yellow tipped spotting bullet with a detonator in the nose.

    Regards
    TonyE
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    Thanks Tony. I appreciate your help.

    Kind regards, Malcolm

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    Your round should have the bullet that is shown third from the left.

    Regards
    TonyE
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