Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Ammo ID


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 lefty

lefty

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 90 posts

Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:06 AM

This came from an infantryman with the 186th in New Guinea. Can someone tell me which weapon it was used in?
Thanks,
Posted Image

Attached Files


Have a great day!
Lefty

#2 Slipdigit

Slipdigit

    Good Ol' Boy

  • Administrators
  • 14,674 posts
  • LocationAlabama

Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:14 AM

Is the base of the projectile about 1/2inch in diameter? It looks likes a .50 cal.

Best Regards,  
JW :slipdigit:

SlidigitAxe.png


#3 JCFalkenbergIII

JCFalkenbergIII

    Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,479 posts

Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:22 AM

LOL That it is. I hope its still not a live round.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

For the first time I have seen "History" at close quarters,and I know that its actual process is very different from what is presented to Posterity. - WWI General Max Hoffman.

#4 Slipdigit

Slipdigit

    Good Ol' Boy

  • Administrators
  • 14,674 posts
  • LocationAlabama

Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:31 AM

How long is it, 5 inches?

Best Regards,  
JW :slipdigit:

SlidigitAxe.png


#5 JCFalkenbergIII

JCFalkenbergIII

    Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,479 posts

Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:46 AM

I do think that that is a personal question Sir. :rofl:. Sorry reminded me of a Monty Python skit :D. It should be a little over 5 inches.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

For the first time I have seen "History" at close quarters,and I know that its actual process is very different from what is presented to Posterity. - WWI General Max Hoffman.

#6 Slipdigit

Slipdigit

    Good Ol' Boy

  • Administrators
  • 14,674 posts
  • LocationAlabama

Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:54 AM

Har dee har har!:D

Why don't you go on the road with your act?

Best Regards,  
JW :slipdigit:

SlidigitAxe.png


#7 JCFalkenbergIII

JCFalkenbergIII

    Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,479 posts

Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:55 AM

Har dee har har!:D

Why don't you go on the road with your act?


Naw too much fun here ;).:P
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

For the first time I have seen "History" at close quarters,and I know that its actual process is very different from what is presented to Posterity. - WWI General Max Hoffman.

#8 spotter

spotter

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 60 posts

Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:30 PM

any markings (headstamps) on the base
Check out my ordnance website www.bocn.co.uk

#9 Martin Bull

Martin Bull

    Acting Wg. Cdr

  • TrusteeOKF Trustee
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,659 posts
  • LocationLondon, England.

Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:13 PM

I'm not so sure - without dimensions it's hard to tell. I have an inert .50 on my desk, and somehow the proportions of it look different to the round shown in the pic.....:confused:
"Stand by to pull me out of the seat if I get hit" - Guy Gibson

#10 JCFalkenbergIII

JCFalkenbergIII

    Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,479 posts

Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:27 PM

Posted Image

Posted Image

http://www.inetres.c...le/30_ammo.html
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

For the first time I have seen "History" at close quarters,and I know that its actual process is very different from what is presented to Posterity. - WWI General Max Hoffman.

#11 lefty

lefty

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 90 posts

Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:58 PM

Entire length is just over 3-1/4" and largest diameter is approx. 1/2."
Have a great day!
Lefty

#12 Slipdigit

Slipdigit

    Good Ol' Boy

  • Administrators
  • 14,674 posts
  • LocationAlabama

Posted 30 May 2008 - 11:44 PM

3 1/4"..then it is not a .50 cal.
I dug out a .50 cal and I am with you, Martin, the projectile doesn't look the same.

Best Regards,  
JW :slipdigit:

SlidigitAxe.png


#13 JCFalkenbergIII

JCFalkenbergIII

    Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,479 posts

Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:32 AM

3 1/4"..then it is not a .50 cal.
I dug out a .50 cal and I am with you, Martin, the projectile doesn't look the same.


.30 cal. then. Though the length given is 3.34 in for that caliber.
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

For the first time I have seen "History" at close quarters,and I know that its actual process is very different from what is presented to Posterity. - WWI General Max Hoffman.

#14 T. A. Gardner

T. A. Gardner

    Genuine Chief

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,855 posts

Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:32 AM

Looks like a .30-06 round or the similar Nato 7.62 round of post war. This was the standard US round for most small arms. Of course this could change with what is stamped on the bottom of the round too.

#15 JCFalkenbergIII

JCFalkenbergIII

    Expert

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,479 posts

Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:19 AM

Cartridge, Caliber .30, Ball, M2

Posted Image
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

For the first time I have seen "History" at close quarters,and I know that its actual process is very different from what is presented to Posterity. - WWI General Max Hoffman.

#16 Zefer

Zefer

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 40 posts

Posted 14 November 2009 - 07:21 PM

Just from looking at it, I'd say a 30 cal. Probably from a rifle or machine gun (infantry); I'd say K98K or something similar.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users