I apologize for bringing this thread back from the dead, but I have a question about the link pictured below. Paul; are you certain that this link was original to the 12.7x110 cartridge? The reason I ask is because of its similarity to the M12 link used for 20x102 cannons. I have a small quantity of M12 links already, but I picked up some more links today at the gun shop that already had 20x102 in them. The only reason I picked up some more is because these new links aren’t marked “M-12” like my others. These new links are marked “MAT-24K” like yours, and “7-80” in white letters on the side.
Is “MAT-24K” the model number or something else? I’m just trying trying to identify these new links and what they’re used for. For reference, here’s an M-12 link on the left with the “MAT-24K” link on the right:
And one more:
I have a feeling that they either might both be “M12” links and only some were marked as such. Also, maybe “MAT-24K” might be a manufacturer’s mark?
[quote=“PaulSmith”]Way off the original topic here, but I thought I’d post this picture of the 12.7x110 French machine gun round that Will referenced above. The solid aluminum drill round shows considerable abuse. The brass case was fired in a gun with a fluted chamber. It also has an indexing notch in the rim. And finally, the link. The link is marked ‘MAT-24K’ on one side and ‘500 83’ on the other (on the forward parts)