Who made .50 BMG, with an orangy-red primer seal and an S P 8 3 headstamp?
Looks to be Argentina…
Jon, it was made by PMC of South Korea.
The “SP” headstamps by Scorzato-Parietti and its successors is only found on rimfires and shotshells.
[quote=“Fede”]Jon, it was made by PMC of South Korea.
The “SP” headstamps by Scorzato-Parietti and its successors is only found on rimfires and shotshells.[/quote]
Thanks for the info Fede… just curious how you got the South Korean connection?
The list I have for SP is:
Cartoucheria Orbea Argentina, Buenos Aries (on rimfires)
Scorzato Hermanos y Cia, Lujan
Swartklip Product, South Africa
Soc. Portuguesa de Explosives Lda, Lisbon, Portugal
Fede - I have “SP” headstamps from Argentina in 9 mm Para!???
I don’t know why they used the S P headstamp, but as far as I know it’s only found with the 1983 date.
John, the Argentine 9 mm Parabellum cartridges by SP are made by Full Metal S.A. under the “Stopping Power” brand. The first cases made by FLB were headstamped 9X19 SP 02 and loaded by Full Metal. By c. 2008 Full Metal started making the entire cartridge in his own new factory (first civilian 9 mm cartridge ever made in Argentina!). Headstamp in this case is 9X19 S P.
Any chance of a photo of the headstamp.
Fede… any chance of some documentation? I would like to add this to my list of known headstamps…