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Catalog Number 2000.021.008
Description Blank Cartridge, c. 1941-1945. Brown metal shell that is cylindrical in shape. The bottom narrows and then widens to a lip. The bottom also has an engraved circular ring. At top the body narrows and ends with a finished edge. The top has purple paper wad that is placed inside the shell.
Object Name Cartridge, Blank
Collection 3D - Armaments
Title Blank Cartridge, c. 1941-1945
Date c. 1941-1945
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text None.
Provenance From WWII (Navy).
Notes "A blank is a type of cartridge for a firearm that contains gunpowder but no bullet or shot. Blanks use paper or plastic wadding to seal gunpowder into the cartridge. When fired, the blank makes a flash and an explosive sound (report), the wadding is propelled from the barrel of the gun, and the firearm's action cycles..." [ 8/4/2015]
Dimensions H-3.125 W-0.5 D-0.5 inches
Search Terms Bullets
World War II
World War Two
Subjects Arms & armament
Machine guns
World War II