.50 BMG M9 Link Infos


#1

Hi,

I have a question about the .50 BMG M9 Links.
Here 2 examples:

I looked into Ron Fuchs guide and saw the WM M9 Link: WM M9 I (from belt of L C 9 6 M1A1 Blanks)
But on the ELP (“from EUROLINKS factory” - from which country?) the is just the EMP M9 1. I have the M9 2.
What are these numbers like the “I” oder “2”?


#2

WM:
VALENTEC-WELLS A WM JUN 87
3190 PULLMAN LANE
COSTA MESA, CA 92629, USA

ELP:
SA DES ANC ETS LAPORTE, PAU (BASSES-PYRENEES), France


#3

Hello,

Indeed ELP is Eurolinks in Marseille, France.
Eurolinks is the current name of the company founded by Philippe Rossi and which former name was SIPR =Spécialisation Industrielle Philippe Rossi.

The standard marking for this company is ROS.
However for US contracts, the ROS marking was already assigned to some other contractor and therefore a new marking primarily intended for US export was used : ELP

Cheers

JFL


#4

Ok, thank you for your answers.

But the main question was: Whats about the numbers like the " 2 " in the first picture or the " I " in the second one?


#5

Hi Manuel, these indicates different dies. Regards, Fede.


#6

Ok, not the usage?
Why is it necessary to stamp in the used tool number? For tracking faulty workmanship?


#7

Ok, I have some other questions about M9 Links.

In Ron Fuchs Reference is the marking “SAC” unknown. Who is the manufacturer?

Than I have 2 different Rossi links: “ROS M9” and “M9 ROS” . Just different dies or other reasons?