Weaponeer.net
Welcome Guest
Not a member yet? Register Now! or Login
1 member and 23 guests currently online.
Search Forums:
Site Partners

 

This site is Gunny Approved

 

Walther Handguns

Taurus Handguns

Springfield Armory Handguns

Smith & Wesson Handguns

Sig Sauer Handguns

Ruger Revolvers

Kel Tec Handguns

Ruger Handguns

Glock Handguns

FN Handguns

CZ Handguns

EAA Corp

Semi-Automatic Rifles

Saiga Shotgun

Ammunition

 


Site Login
Username

Password

Auto Login
Add me to the active users list


Forgot password | Register

Online Users
Total Users Online: 25

We have 1 member(s), 17 spiders, 23 guest(s), and 1 anonymous users online.

Members Online:
NCredleg


[ View Full List ]
[Based on the last 10 minutes]

The most online was 215 and occured on March 28 2013 at 11:38am.
We had 5 members, 203 guests, 0 anonymouse users, and 7 bots online at the same time.
Todays Visitors (51):

Can anyone define this historical bullet
Weaponeer Forums : Weapon History

Posted in Weapon History
Members Viewing Topic: None

Post New TopicPost Reply
Prev Topic :: Next Topic
Author Message
  Quasimodo

Avatar
Private
Private

Joined: April 16 2011
Location: Turkey
Posts: 3
Posted: April 16 2011 at 12:24pm | IP Logged Quote Quasimodo


Hi everyone, I found a bullet when ý was walking on the beach at Northern Cyprus. First time, I figured out that its a rock, when I broke it I saw the bullet in it. I guess it is a armor piercing bullet. The diameter is 20mm and the length is approximately 83 mm (the back of the bullet is broken). Inside of the bullet is empty. Can anyone define this bullet for me? Thank you anyway
Agree Disagree Funny Informative Polite/Nice/Friendly Useful Optimistic Artistic Late Bad Spelling Bad Reading Dumb
  Status: Offline
View Quasimodo's Profile Search for other posts by Quasimodo
 
  weaponeer

Avatar
Admin Group
Admin Group

Joined: July 16 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 25106
Posted: April 16 2011 at 5:46pm | IP Logged Quote weaponeer

looks like a 20mm based on the driving band and width, but which one I'm not sure yet.
Agree Disagree Funny Informative Polite/Nice/Friendly Useful Optimistic Artistic Late Bad Spelling Bad Reading Dumb


__________________
Get your Weaponeer Wear and and Pro Second Amendment T-Shirts and Mugs here http://bit.ly/sfesDw
  Status: Offline
View weaponeer's Profile Search for other posts by weaponeer Visit weaponeer's Homepage
 
  Quasimodo

Avatar
Private
Private

Joined: April 16 2011
Location: Turkey
Posts: 3
Posted: April 16 2011 at 7:13pm | IP Logged Quote Quasimodo

In 1974 there was a war on that island. I guess it'S a 37 years old bullet. I have no idea about technical properties but I'm very curious about it
Agree Disagree Funny Informative Polite/Nice/Friendly Useful Optimistic Artistic Late Bad Spelling Bad Reading Dumb
  Status: Offline
View Quasimodo's Profile Search for other posts by Quasimodo
 
  Quasimodo

Avatar
Private
Private

Joined: April 16 2011
Location: Turkey
Posts: 3
Posted: April 19 2011 at 7:43am | IP Logged Quote Quasimodo

Anyone???
Agree Disagree Funny Informative Polite/Nice/Friendly Useful Optimistic Artistic Late Bad Spelling Bad Reading Dumb
  Status: Offline
View Quasimodo's Profile Search for other posts by Quasimodo
 
  weaponeer

Avatar
Admin Group
Admin Group

Joined: July 16 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 25106
Posted: April 19 2011 at 10:18am | IP Logged Quote weaponeer

The problem is the condition of the bullet.  The most likely weapon was a Jet, but the back end of the bullet does not look right.

Hopefully you can see that the bullet is completely hollow to the point, if not, you need to know that 20mm carries a high explosive and could be hazardous to your health.

The problem is, to identify a projectile 20mm and up you need to be able to see the color bands and writing to find out what it was, and what fired it, but when it's in this condition, with part of it rusted away, it's easy to tell the caliber, but very little more.

So you have a 20mm, which is common for Jets of that time, as well as a few helicopters.  If you knew what jets were flown at the time, you could likely pinpoint it to where it originated from, or what fired it. anything after that is a guess

Agree Disagree Funny Informative Polite/Nice/Friendly Useful Optimistic Artistic Late Bad Spelling Bad Reading Dumb


__________________
Get your Weaponeer Wear and and Pro Second Amendment T-Shirts and Mugs here http://bit.ly/sfesDw
  Status: Offline
View weaponeer's Profile Search for other posts by weaponeer Visit weaponeer's Homepage
 
  Viper Dude

SFC
SFC

Joined: December 08 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 103
Posted: August 07 2011 at 4:33pm | IP Logged Quote Viper Dude

The 83mm length seems to indicate an early Hisspano-Suisse (SP?) 20mm round.  They were much longer than the later 20mm projos used on jet aircraft.  If the base is hollow that would indicate a tracer round.  The Hisso 20mm's were used from WW-II into the 1950's both on the ground and in the air. 

I just measured one of mine to check that length.

VD

Agree Disagree Funny Informative Polite/Nice/Friendly Useful Optimistic Artistic Late Bad Spelling Bad Reading Dumb
  Status: Offline
View Viper Dude's Profile Search for other posts by Viper Dude
 
<< Prev Topic Weapon History Next Topic >>

If you wish to post a reply to this topic you must first login
If you are not already registered you must first register

  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Forum Jump


This page was generated in 3.1719 seconds.