Object Title

Centrefire rifle blank cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO Blank

Centrefire rifle blank cartridge - 5.56 mm NATO Blank

Date

1971-1999

Object Number

XX.2963

Provenance

Leslie Thurston collection, purchased 22/07/1997.

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimless blue plastic case with a brass base, and small nickel primer. The casemouth is bullet shaped, and round nosed, with no visible seal

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57 mm

Calibre

5.56 x 45 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

PO 3 87 5.56 x 45

Associations

Places Unknown

Notes

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