6.5mm x 53R Headstamp


#1

I have a 6.5 x 53R with the following headstamp:
38B at 12 o’clock
A1 at 6 o’clock

Would this be the Russian arsenal 38 at Yuryusan?
Any ideas?
Thanks,


#2

Are you sure the marking at the bottom is “A1” or could it possibly be “AI?”

It sounds to me like a Dutch cartridge from Artillerie Inrichtingen, from 1938.


#3

I agree with John, it is a Dutch 6.5mm Mannlicher.

Regards
TonyE


#4

Artillerie Inrichtingen, Netherlands, 1938, Lot “B” production. very common round found in ammunition out of Indonesia from KNIL stocks (pre-WW II delivery).
From samples I have (38 A, B, C and D) I would suggest that the letter signifies a “quarter” of the year; All came out of Indonesian Military surplus brought into Australia direct from jakarta in the 1980s.

regards,
Doc AV
AV Ballistics


#5

Thank you gentlemen.