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#1 dale1948

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 02:15 PM

I saw a 25 pound practice bomb at a local sale. I'm reluctant to buy it. As you all know, it's called a "ballistic dummy unit" or BDU (target smoke bomb). The seller said this one is disarmed. It's hollow and seems to be empty. 

 

Question: Is it legal to own these?

 

Thanks

 

 



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 02:43 PM

A pic would help. What color is it? What is stenciled on it?

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:22 PM

It is an inert tin can with fins.



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:37 PM

Does it look like this one? This is the one I own and its really nothing more then an oversized paperweight. But I honestly have a thing for ordnance of any kind.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

This is it. Thanks for the replies. 

 

The owner says it was found on his property years ago. This property isn't near a military base. He has no idea how it got there.

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#6 dale1948

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 05:40 AM

A pic would help. What color is it? What is stenciled on it?

 

No markings that I can see. Just blue color.

 

So, these are legal to own/buy?



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:34 AM

No markings that I can see. Just blue color.
 
So, these are legal to own/buy?



Yes....seen dozens of the blue ones for sale at auctions,surplus stores,gun shows etc.

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:19 AM

Totally inert, as others posted you are good to go with it. They look good hanging in the war room.


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