11.15x60R anomalies


#1

In my collection I have a couple of 11mm Mauser M1871 cartridges that are atypical. The first has the headstamp S 6 77 ** and the 1871 PP bullet. Note the two stars rather than the usual one; the round otherwise looks standard. The second has the headstamp S 8 88 * and the 71/84 type bullet lacks the paper patch but is heavily greased and the case mouth is crimped. This second specimen appears to be factory original as far as I can tell. Anyone have an idea on either (or both) of these?


#2

It is really hard to find someone who likes the 11mm Germans as much as I do. Do you have Windisch and Kellner’s new book on the subject ? It helps if you read German ( which I don’t) but there are plenty of great color photos of various rounds and many headstamps,box labels,patent papers-some in English. The book is available from the German club reachable from the IAA home page. If you are this interested in the 11mms you need it.


#3

Several years ago I realized I had run out of space on my bookshelves and have become really hard-nosed about book buying. I don’t intentionally buy anything other than titles I imagine I can’t live without and try to weed some of my all-too-numerous “pretty-good” titles when I acquire a new item. I got Moetz’s vol. 1 a year or two ago and regard it as the best cartridge-related publication I’ve ever owned. In checking over the description of Windisch and Kellner I suspect I’d be willing to weed one of my marginal items to provide shelf space. Thanks for the suggestion.


#4

It is the only game in town for the 11mm German Mauser cartridges.