This picture belongs to a 6.5 x 53 R Mannlicher loaded with a soft point cupro-nickel jacketed bullet. Logo at 12 is undoubtedly the one used by firm Hotchkiss et Cie of Saint Denis, France. It has two mirrored B’s with an H in the middle (Benjamin Berkeley Hotchkiss). Same logo (without diamond) is found in some 13.2 x 99 mm Hotchkiss cartridges made for Rumania. I’m assuming that the rest of the letters refer to SFM.
Does anybody have any information about this contract? Was it made for a Hotchkiss machine gun test? Any relation with Rumania?
Kynoch made 13.2 x 99 mm Hotchkisss: