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30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:01 am
by KneverKnew
Found these in a box give to me by a friend.
Can someone identify year and useage? Collectible or just a blank to be shot? Didn’t know if it might be a rifle grenade blank. Can those be fired safely without a grenade?

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Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:50 pm
by KneverKnew
Am I correct the headstamp indicates Lake City manufacture in 1967?

Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:19 pm
by Hammerdown
Yes , Lake City, 1967. They are safe to fire just as a noise blank. If you want to launch grenades I would only use blanks from a sealed box that is clearly marked grenade blanks.

Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:10 pm
by KneverKnew
No desire to launch grenades just yet. LOL.
Do these older blanks have any value to collectors or should I just blast away? Any idea if they are corrosive?

Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:38 pm
by Hammerdown
Non-corrosive, and only in the original sealed box in good shape would a collector have any interest and value would be very little over shooting ammo.

Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:23 pm
by Rapidrob
It is a 1909 Saluting blank. Lake City made in '69. It can launch a rifle grenade,but only for a short distance, they are made for noise.
A grenade blank is much more powerful.
Your blank is safe in any .30-06 rifle with,or without a blank firing device.

Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:41 am
by KneverKnew
Thanks for the input. I have a box of 19. Sounds like I’m going to be making some noise on the 4th of July!

Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:43 am
by KneverKnew
Any idea if these would cycle, manually of course, from an enblock clip in an M1? Or would they require single feeding?

Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:22 pm
by Rapidrob
If you have the M1 Blank firing attachment,yes they will. Otherwise you will have to cycle the op-rod by hand.

Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:22 pm
by Tuna
Blanks for 30-06 are in demand by may VFW lodges as they have a hard time getting them for funerals they attend for those members that have passed on. I have donated hundreds of these to different lodges in the past. My supply is gone now and I know those I had went to a good cause.

Re: 30-06 blank identification help please!

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:43 am
by KneverKnew
That sounds like a very good use for these blanks. I’ll look into my local VFW. Thanks.