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    7.92 Mauser inert training round

    Hi,
    anyone seen one of these before? Is it Military? Is 5/10 the date?
    Any info good.
    many thanks.
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    Hmmmm...interesting. The case is definitely military and it was made by Deutsche Metallpatronenfabrik in May 1910. It is certainly a well made dummy cartridge but it does not look like any German military dummy cartridge that I have ever seen. The bullet doesn't look to be German and the case flutes look too short and too wide to be German. Having said what it's not, I don't actually know what it is.

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    I think the bullet is hollow, there’s no weight to it at all.

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    Here are all, so far I know, WW1 German Ex rounds

    Rgds
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    One I have is May 1910 so a little before WW1

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    The date shown on the headstamp is not necessarily the date that your dummy round was assembled. Your cartridge case would have been manufactured to be a ball round and not specifically as a dummy. It might have been fired and then the case reloaded reloaded as a dummy or it may have been a rejected ball case which was then turned into a dummy. I think if Dutch says that he has not seen one of these before you can conclude that it is not German. Jim

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    The impressions to case are different to those shown by Dutch, and I was aware that many other nations used the Mauser 7.92 round.
    The case def German though, the bullet and indents remain a mystery.

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    I am sorry, but I forgot to add the head stamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nismosonic View Post
    The case def German though.
    I'm sorry, I wasn't suggesting that the case isn't German...it most definitely is. I was trying to say that it does not look to be a legitimate German military dummy. It might help if you could measure the length of the cartridge case and confirm that it is 57mm. I've come across a few 7.65mm Mauser dummies which have been formed by shortening 7.9mm Mauser cases by 3mm. Jim

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    Case is 57mm

 

 
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