.50 Cal Browning Experimental

I was recently lucky enough to pick up some US and French Experimental .50 cal rounds about which I know nothing, H/s L-R. 1. (T 4 5 W) 2. ( L C 5 5). 3. (S L 45) 4. (S L 45) 5. (WCC SLAP). 6. (TE. 1-79 F 12.7). 7 (SF 1 - 83. 12.7 S )

I would welcome any information on these, particularly if the cases on the first 4 rounds have the right dates?

Thanks in advance.

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I can not see French experimentals there.

I thought TE and SF were French H/s and the rounds were experimental. If I am wrong please tell me.

Buster,

The 4 rounds on the left are from the .50-.30 SALVO-Squeezebore Project, some information here:

0.50 - 0.30 Salvo-Squeezebore (SSB) Colt’s 1968 Presentation on Salvo-Squeezebore program.pdf (4.5 MB)

The next round is a .50 SLAP.

The .50 round to the far right maybe one version of the French Anthena AP rounds: http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16387

Brian

hello
the first french round (with stepped pointed bullet) is similar to one of experiment about PORED (portée reduite) bullet

To follow up with what Ammogun posted above, cartridge #6 is a French reduced range loading if I understand the following link correctly:

http://militariacollec.free.fr/ident/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=32830&p=228817&hilit=12%2C7+française#p228817

Also from .50 Cal BMG (12.7x99mm) Cartridges. Their Variations and Other Related Cartridges and Items; Fuchs, 2012:

Brian

Hi Ian,
you can find some info on the 50-30 squeezebores on this page too

http://www.cartrology.com/browse-ammunition.php?Caliber=.50+BMG&Country=United+States&page=8

Atb
Tony

On the extreme right is an example if the French PPI, this was a major project & many experimentals were made with regard to materials, profiles, tips and coatings. Once they had established the profile they had to stop it rusting. I don’t have even nearly all of them but here is a selection: Adopted one is the lower picture, right hand side.

PPIBUL~1

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Here is a selection of the French short range cartridges Pored, tracers with red tips. I think that the aluminium bulleted ones were actually adopted so not really experimental.

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Will, is it really aluminum or coated brass?

Thanks everyone for some really informative and helpful replies.

I bought this on our last german collectors meeting this weekend.
Thats painted brass.

I’d say zink plated brass (or something alike). This is a short range projectile as designed in France and still made today (by RUAG). Not experimental.

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Hi Tony, who’s site is this?
Very nice!

SASavage,

https://forum.cartridgecollectors.org/t/how-do-you-catalog-your-collection/28266/5”

twoaz

May 5

I also use Access to track my collection. I have a main control panel with various options to generate reports, etc.:

control-panel

I have a summary table that I keep open on one of my monitors that is in portrait orientation so that I can see a large number of items at once. It allows me to filter and sort items based on some of the major parameters like caliber, loading, or country of origin, and then I can click on the ID number to see a detailed view on another monitor:

Thank you, bookmarked.

Very nice Twoaz!!!