Well, well, well… Look what is found here, some of the unobtainable, and supposedly “only sold to gun-buyers who would receive an allotment of 2000rds each” 7.5 FK ammo! Previously on the forum we had a thread talking about the 7.5 FK and various ins & outs of the gun, the ammo, the case construction, and the pricing policies which were in place by Luxury Firearms - the U.S. importer of this $8,000 pistol, it was all public information. Luxury had originally told me over a year ago that the ammo was strictly limited to buyers of the gun, and that there was a 2,000 rd limit per buyer, which always seemed strange to me - what do they do when they run out, how would anyone ever know if the gun is any good past 2,000rds, etc… Certainly it would never show up for sale with any online retailer anyway. Naturally I’m looking at it as a cartridge collector, and wanting to get some of these other than via an ECRA show trip / ATF Form-6 connection which would cost a good bit for a loose rd. Luxury was also dodgy about owning up to the unremarkable (what I thought was unremarkable) construction history of the caliber in which the original cases were formed out of 10mm Magnum revolver brass. The 7.5 FK is, after all, just a slightly longer 9x25 Dillon with a different diameter projectile. I believe that the 10mm Magnum brass was the original parent wildcat case (before they began factory 7.5 brass production) due to the slightly longer O.A.L., so that there would be more brass to work with, and probably because the web around the flash hole of 10mm Magnum revolver brass is stronger than typical 10mm auto brass as well.
The list price from “Shooting Surplus” out of Haynesville, Louisiana is $125 per 50 on Gunbroker, which seems absurd, but it is actually less than the originally listed, albeit obviously absurd, $199 per box price from the manufacturer. These boxes were figured to sell just over $100 apparently, and there should have been plenty of room for Luxury Firearms to wheel & deal with the price of ammo for gun buyers given the healthy margin on these guns. As far as I know these have been a total flop due to the obvious price issue. Anyway, I ordered a box from this seller, and he has 19 remaining.
I normally wouldn’t post an image of a for-sale item, but whereas this is literally the only sane source for retail sale in the western Hemisphere that I know of for this cartridge… :