Object Title

Centrefire rifle blank cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO Blank by Fabrique Nationale

Centrefire rifle blank cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO Blank by Fabrique Nationale

Date

1971-1999

Object Number

XX.2959

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimless brass case with a small brass primer and long, rose crimped casemouth sealed with green paint.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.1 mm

Calibre

5.56 x 45 mm _ (.223 in) _

Inscriptions and Marks

FNB 83 5.56

Associations

Places Belgium

Notes

Jean Huon,Military rifle and machine gun cartridges.
F.C.Barnes, Cartridges of the World.
Munhall & White, Headstamp Guide.