6.35 mm Browning / 25 ACP headstamp info


#1

I have received this sealed box of 6.35 mm Browning / 25 ACP blank cartridges.
I don’t want to open it , since it is sealed , but I would like to know the headstamp of the cartridges inside

They have red wax bullets ( hartwachs = hard wax)


#2

Should these not be tear-gas cartridges, rather than blanks?


#3

It looks like in the lower photo if you could turn the box slightly, you might be able to read the headstamp from the lower cartridges where there is a space between them to read it at an angle?


#4

You are right SDC.


#5

They are tear gas cartridges. Heapstamp could depend on when they were made. If an older box (20 years or so) then the headstamp is probably “Geco 8mm.” There are a whole lot of variations of these 8mm Blank and gas cartridges. Wish someone could do a study of them. I have some of them, but we can’t have the gas cartridges in California, so my collection, and therefore my information, is very incomplete, being limited to just the blank rounds.


#6

John,they are 6,35 mm / 25 ACP cartridges,not 8 mm ones

Anyway,I have tried to see the hds as DK suggested but …nothing to do
The only thing I can read is “6.35 mm”

Thanks to all,you are right,they are tear gas cartridges


#7

I VERY carefully opened the box without damaging the label.

The rounds are headstamped "Geco L 6.35 L "


#8

Sorry about the caliber boo-boo on my part. Your entry was clear - I had just moved all my 8mm blank rounds out of a drawer to make room for something else, and I guess I had them in my mind. I was pretty sure they were Geco, anyway.

The two “L” symbols are a date code but I am not sure that you have oriented them correctly. I would not know how to do that on this Forum. The way you show them would be the date “99” or “1999” but I do not believe that is possible, as they had stopped using that code before then, I think. At least, I have never seen one so late as that. The letter “L” can be found turned four different ways, and represents the numbers 6, 7, 9, and 9 depending on their orientation"

6 - Upside down with the horizontal stroke pointing to the left
7 - Rightside up, but backward, with the horizontal stroke pointing to the left
8 - Upside down with the horizontal stroke pointing to the right
9 - Rightside up with the horizontal stroke pointed to the right - in this position it is the normal orientation of the letter “L.”

Again, sorry for my confusion over the caliber.