.50 BMG M9 Link Infos

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”?

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

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

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?

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

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

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?