12 gauge "signal patrone"


Found this round , brass head ( hds : 12 * 12 * 12 * 12 *) and red paper body .Very light round closed with an aluminium disk marked “R” .

On the body is written " BAM - PM I - 060 - 062 " . Does someone know the meaning of this code?

Other writings " SIGNALPATRONE KAL 12/70 GEBRAUCHSANWEISUNG BEACHTEN ! " ( - read instructions before use- )

Who is the maker of this round? How is it made INSIDE ?



No one???


Put a picture please, I will try to check my documentation (i have still not started to study the flares)


Here are the pics


The base on that cartridge with the four 12s and 4 stars is very common on European 12 Gauge shells with all sorts of names printed on the tubes. I’m not sure who manufactures it.


Hi Pivi,

this is a signal cartridge from the german producer “Zink”. The letter “R” on the alloy disk indicates the color ROT (red). The cartridge contains a single red star. The code means:
BAM - Bundesanstalt für Materialprüfung (Federal institute for materials research and
PM - Pyrotechnische Munition (Pyrotechnical ammunition)
I - Class : I - under german law free to buy for persons over 18 years
II - only for persons with proper authorization
060 - Code number for the producer
062 - Unique code number for this cartridge

best regards