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I'm digging through a box lot I picked up a while ago. In the bottom was this cleaning kit. In the kit was this thing that looks like a large round. At first I thought it was part of the cleaning kit (Like some kind of oil bottle made from a shell casing.) Then I realized the bottles go in the two places of the kit roll where I thought this round was supposed to be held.

There are no markings on the bottom, and it is painted a gold color. It's weight feels like it's a live round, but the gold paint and the lack of a marking on the bottom make me think it's for something else. I didn't think much at first but them when I looked at the rest of the kit, I realized this may not be part of the kit!

This is pretty large. Compare it next to a .223 and a .50 cal! :eek:

It makes a .50 look small. If this is live I need to get rid of it.


What do i have??





 

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Thanks for the help. I agree it's the 20mm in the above link.

I do hear a faint sound though, like a very small pebble rolling around.

Could I weigh it to find out if it's live? I have a small digital scale.
 

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M51A2 20mm Dummy Round.
These are used for non-firing system tests and as inert ballast.

For future reference... Most all of the live 20mm ammo out there is electric primed. While the electric primers are not super sensitive, I wouldn't want to be the first one on my block to set one off with static electricity.
 

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well, its hard for me to tell without having the peice in hand, but I really think its a oldier (1980's) 25mm training round. Like we used with Bradley's. I did not think most of the US made 20mm was bottled necked this this example.
 

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stackscustominc said:
99.9% positive its 20mm from the pic, but i think its a solothurn 20mm
+1, not wide enough in dia. to be 25 mm. Think, the 50 bmg next to it is 12.5. There's no way that round is twice that size.....
 
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