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    14.5x51mm spotter

    Just for interest,
    a disassembled 14.5x51mm spotting round.


    Tony


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    Last edited by smle2009; 24th September 2011 at 10:00 AM.

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    Nice Tony !
    Not seen a disassembled one before.

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    Thanks jrpett,
    very useful download indeed


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    Last NVBMB meeting I've acquired a 14,5mm spotter, red nose with L* stamped in the lead, headstamp "14,5x51 DAG", the case stencelling unfortunately faded. I've disassembled the cartridge and found out that the projectile has a thick, turned brass tracer cup in the rear and a smoke charge in front of that. There is no intern fuze whatsoever. Does anybody know how the smoke charge is activated? The tracer mixture is in the separate brass cup and so unable to ignite the smoke charge.

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    Many thanks Spotter,
    are you still looking for the missing pieces for yours? I never imagined the 'gun' for these rounds was so small!

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thijs View Post
    Last NVBMB meeting I've acquired a 14,5mm spotter, red nose with L* stamped in the lead, headstamp "14,5x51 DAG", the case stencelling unfortunately faded. I've disassembled the cartridge and found out that the projectile has a thick, turned brass tracer cup in the rear and a smoke charge in front of that. There is no intern fuze whatsoever. Does anybody know how the smoke charge is activated? The tracer mixture is in the separate brass cup and so unable to ignite the smoke charge.

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    would think if your version has a red tip it would be a tracer only,could you also check your brass tracer cup with a magnet as all five that I pulled apart for the parts are brass washed steel.

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    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for your reply. The cup is definitely brass, not steel.

    The smoke composition that came out of the steel tube consists of both very fine black powder and larger-grained crystalline white powder. It might be possible that the two different powder types were separated from each other in the tube and were mixed during disassembly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smle2009 View Post
    Many thanks Spotter,
    are you still looking for the missing pieces for yours? I never imagined the 'gun' for these rounds was so small!

    Cheers
    Tony
    Hi Tony thanks for the offer,,but dont have my collection anymore,other than a few small items..

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