223 rem from MFT


#1

.223 Remington round from MFT. It has a magnetic projectile without any jacket.
Does anyone know the origin and use?
Who are MFT?


#2

MFT is Munitionsfabrik Thun, Thun, Switzerland according to the IAA Headstamp Codes web page, http://cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm.


#3

Will you please provide the full headstamp data and the primer color and sealant color. There were some very interesting items produced at Thum, in the 1980’s. Is it possible that this is a MFT 84 item?


#4

I think it is a cartridge with tin plated projectile (test, T 1996)
regards
Gyrojet


#5

@ Frank: MFT (12) 83 (6), nickeled primer with black pa and three square stabs to hold the primer.

@ Gyrojet: I think tin would be more reflecting. The material looks exactly like the exposed tip of the French Special Forces 7,62x51 round.


#6

[quote="224BOZ
. The material looks exactly like the exposed tip of the French Special Forces 7,62x51 round.[/quote]

???
What is that ??
JP


#7

Hi JP,
I can’t find the original denomination, but this is what it looks like:


#8

Thanks BOZ, for the h/s data.

This may muddy the water a bit, but here goes. In his listing of 5.56/.223,
Ron Fuchs, has a round meeting the same info as you have posted. He lists a MFT 83, moly coated-fmj with the same primer and 3 stab crimp as you have. I know most moly coat bullets have more of a shine than what is in your picture, but with a little handleing they do dull up.