6.5mm Daudeteau Date?


#1

Are the “O” markings at 3:00 and 9:00 simply symbols or are they zeros to denote 1900?


#2

It is a symbol (certainly less frequent than the star).
The civil cartridges of SFM are never dated.

Michel


#3

Thank you. Is it possible to date this cartridge by the use of the “O” symbol?


#4

To my knowledge, it is not possible.

Michel


#5

Merci.


#6

I have in my collection, a variant of the 6,5 mm Daudeteau that has, for an unknown reason, the “O” with a cross inside, like a NATO symbol !

Michel


#7

Many years too early! Why was a plus in a circle chosen for the meets NATO Spec symbol on ammunition?


#8

Very interesting, Michel. Perhaps a kind of internal factory dating system?