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August 13, 2000, 21:23
With the chilean ammo problem coming to light,I was wondering what I have been shooting!always worked in M1A,HK91 and now
the Fal.any help?first try on the pica,if it doesn't work,please e-mail and I can attach them.
August 14, 2000, 03:14
Looks German to me. "Patronen" is German for "round", as in cartridge. I can't read most of what else is printed though, at least not clearly. That DM looks an awful like "Deutsche Munition" though.
I don't think it's Chilean.
August 14, 2000, 06:02
According to my book, "Everything you ever wanted to know about headstamps, but were afraid to ask", the cartridges in question are from the former West Germany. The giveaway is the "MS" located at 8 o'clock. BTW, Australian ammo also uses "MS", but at either the ten or twelve o'clock position.
August 14, 2000, 07:38
Here's a couple of pics of the Chilean ammo so you'll know what NOT to buy http://www.fnfal.com/forums/frown.gif
August 14, 2000, 11:39
Thanks for the response,what a wealth of
knowledge on this board!
Brian in MN
August 14, 2000, 13:23
I agree that the ammo looks German, but wouldn't you expect it to have the cross in circle headstamp?
August 14, 2000, 14:53
Yep, its german...
I have one box...
Are you still able to get this from anywhere?
http://www.dixienet.org/images/animated/ani-csa-flags/new_3rdcsa_ani.gif DEO VINDICE!
August 14, 2000, 23:45
I was looking for the NATO cross also. Maybe this stuff was made for internal consumption, like the Bundesgeschutz (Border Guards...GSG-9).
Just an idea. Would like to know where you got it and if there is any more from your source.
August 15, 2000, 00:44
Hve had this for over 10 years and only have about 1000 rounds left.it's always worked and
is at least as accurate as I.thanks again for all the replies.have also had some with similar labels which had the nato circle and cross stamp.thanks again,
Brian in MN
August 15, 2000, 02:04
If the 67 59 means that it was loaded on 6 July 1959, perhaps this was simply before the NATO cross & circle became standard??? A standard nato small arms round was a fairly new thing in 1959.
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