I was recently given a lot of 6,5 Dutch.
I checked first in several posts in this wonderful archive but not able to find an answer.
I also had a look into this old thread
but no results.
Among those I identified, more or less all of them, I am in trouble with one (the last one here below): I was not able to understand why the upper half of the case is tinned.
Could you please help me?
Proof? Short range?
Thanks a lot for the headstamps (especially the Romanian ones). Note that I asked specifically about the first and third from the left knowing they are Romanian - they have a thicker rim than that of the Dutch (although being essentially the same caliber).
To me, by far the most interesting one of this lot is the U.S.C.Co one marked “11”, a very early manufacture. I have seen only “17” (1917) dated ones so far. Makes me wonder who was contracting 6.5mm ammo in the US in 1911??
The only users of M93 6,5x53R in 1911 were Romania and Portugal.
Portugal had just had a anti-Royalist Coup in 1910 (??).
Portugal had used M896 M93 carbines and Naval short rifles since the late 1890s, in the Romanian cartridge.
I think you guys are right, definitely a “17” that is slightly mis-stamped. Although the top line is extremely faint, you can see the second line is not parallel to the first and not vertical, therefore it should be a “7”.