20x94 Jap HO-5


#1

This cartridge came from USA years ago. I ask is it a repaint as I cannot see this colour code in Ken Elk’s book on Japanese ammunition? It also has a slight flat tip. Two white bands means what unknown loading? Projectile is 64mm long with base tracer cavity. Copper drive band showing through the black paint. It came with an unprimed case but does look original with the paint bands. I still doubt authenticity? 3 projectile views.


#2

The tracer hole is 9mm diameter and 20mm deep.
The inside had been smeared with grease. Is it an AP-T ?
I have an original pointed one with a green band that is still factory crimped in the case which is the medium steel projectile.