6.5x55 Swedish tracer production?

Something I’ve been curious about: how late did they produce 6.5x55 tracers in Sweden?

I’ve looked on the Swedish ammunition site & there are no years of production listed. I have personally found examples as late as 1980. My contact in Sweden who works on military weapons has shown me they still have a few MGs in 6.5x55 laying around although their use is quite limited. But that tells me they might have made tracers in 6.5x55 very recently.

Any help greatly appreciated.

-CBA

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I have examples from 1978 if you are keeping a list of years of manufacture.

Ole

It might be worth to keep apart regular cartridges from those intended for Carl Gustaf subcaliber systems as these could be still made today.
Just a thought.

My listed '78 example is a regular white paint over nickel jacket. 78 070 with the four lines at 45, 135, 180 and 235 degrees, fine lines along projectile above case mouth.

No half-black head, just green annulus sealer…

Ole

Oh I never considered that EOD. I’m mainly interested in the full power tracers for MG use. It would be interesting to see the years of subcaliber tracers also though.