please educate me on this round
as I understand, it was developed in around 1935 by shortening 13,2x99 Hothckiss M30 cases to avoid confusion with .50 BMG / 12.7x99 ammo which is dimensionally similar.
The questions are:
Was the “short” round adopted by France or any other military (which, if any)?
what guns fired this round (Hotchkiss HMG’s? FN Brownings? any others?)
where i can get a dummy/deactivated sample for my humble collection? From what I see, the 13,2x99 is not that rare, but 13,2x96 appears to be much harder to get…