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Grizzly Dave's post reminded me that I have two WWII dummy rounds in the basement, both brought home after the war and drilled for lamps (oops...who knew?)

 

About 17 1/2" overall, 2.44" at the base. Brass shell, with a two-piece projectile (aluminum screw-on tip into a very heavy brass section) and crimped into the shell.

 

Headstamp includes "Dummy Cartridge MK 3", "7-43", "Lot 2830", "329453", an anchor, "AL", and the capital letter "L" inside a triangle.

 

Dad served on a minelayer (ACM-1) that was converted to a minesweeper and was equipped with a single 40 MM anti-aircraft gun. I assume this was a practice round?

 

Any value to these?

 

LL

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Sounds like 40mm Bofors round. Pics would help. Does it resemble this?

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I wish I had one of the dummy rounds I used to train on. ))

 

I wonder if it's still :ph34r: classified.

I know that of which you speak and...yes, as far as I know. ;)

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UB:

 

Just like the one on the right of your pic, except that the tip is aluminum in color and the section below that is brass.

 

Hardpan: your headstamp is nearly identical, as is the overall round - just no fancy colors on mine - ^_^

 

So, if ya'll got them, I assume they are not rare?

 

LL

 

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http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/Franco6666/media/WWII%20Memorabilia/019_zps0a426f64.jpg.html?filters[user]=129601623&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0#/user/Franco6666/media/WWII%20Memorabilia/019_zps0a426f64.jpg.html?filters%5Buser%5D=129601623&filters%5Brecent%5D=1&sort=1&o=0&_suid=138480800806407109612525594788

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I wish I had one of the dummy rounds I used to train on. ))

 

I wonder if it's still :ph34r: classified.

Arm pit high and black container?

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Rare is in the eye of the beholder but generally, they are collectable but not what you'd call rare.

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