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7.62x51mm dummy rounds
  • 7.62x51mm dummy rounds

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These dummy 7.92mmx57 rounds are German WWI ones on a 5 round clip.
   

 

7.62x51mm dummy rounds

Object Type
Munitions
Conflict
n/a
Forces
NATO
Comments
Two 7.62x51 mm rimless dummy rounds on a 4 round clip. Dummy rounds have indents on the side to differentiate between a live and dummy round. Used in various 7.62 rifles.
Size
Height is 8cm and width is 5.6cm
Historical information
The 7.62×51mm NATO (official NATO nomenclature 7.62 NATO) is a rimless bottlenecked rifle cartridge developed in the 1950s as a standard for small arms among NATO countries. It should not be confused with the similarly named Russian 7.62×54mmR cartridge, a slightly longer rimmed cartridge.

It was introduced in U.S. service in the M14 rifle and M60 machine gun in the late 1950s. The M14 was superseded in U.S. service as the infantry adopted the 5.56×45mm NATO M16. However, the M14 and many other firearms that use the 7.62×51 round remain in service, especially in the case of various sniper rifles, medium machine guns such as the M240, and various rifles in use by special operations forces. The cartridge is used both by infantry and on mounted and crew-served weapons mounted to vehicles, aircraft and ships.
Inscriptions & Markings
At the base in "E16, A, S, 7"
Keywords
gun, rifle, round, 7.62, 51mm, dummy, nato, army, clip
Object ID
L.0034

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This record last updated on 10 November 2015

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