7.5x55 Swiss with Red Tip ID


#1

OK, this time I know who and where it was made but I don’t know the meaning of the red tip. I went to two different sources and got two different answers. Does anybody know if the red tip is a tracer or something else?

Thanks for any information.

Heavyiron


#2

Tracer
JP


#3

The two cannelures are there to aid identification in the dark.
Jim


#4

Thank you Jean Pierre and Jim.

Heavyiron


#5

[quote=“heavyiron”]Thank you Jean Pierre and Jim.

Heavyiron[/quote]

you collect this caliber ?
jp


#6

Jean Pierre,

No, I don’t. I am normally a general collector but lately have been picking up military ammunition.

The last SLICS show I got into collecting color coded ammunition. I assembled about 35 different Nazi Germany military rounds (which I really like) and other assorted color coded ammunition from Argentina, USSR, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, USA, Sweden, Great Britain, Canada, and where else, I don’t know as yet.

I will probably be driving the experts crazy with questions about my finds for the next several months.

Thanks for asking though and I hope you are doing well.

I know you are collecting shotshells. Any good finds lately?

Regards,

Heavyiron


#7

[quote=“heavyiron”]Jean Pierre,
Thanks for asking though and I hope you are doing well.
I know you are collecting shotshells. Any good finds lately?
Regards,
Heavyiron[/quote]

Hi Heavyiron,
yes, I was lucky to find some good shotshells.
One exemple is the GOSSELIN I put the picture yesterday.
The amuzing fact is it is intereting nobody except a couple of people (2 in USA, and 5 in Europe). And this despite this ctge is pre 1880 and is a patent.
Lol !
Collecting staff nobody is interesting in has a good side (the staff is cheap) and a bad side (hard to find new specimen).
But, when I see all the new laws the people are complaining about, either in USA or everywhere in the world, I think shotshells are the future and will be the last kind of ctges more or less authorized to collect before our governments ban totally ammunition.
JP


#8

Heavyiron

Your cartridge is a GP II 7,5x55 Tracer for Tankbahn(tank-course)
to only 400 meter tracer distance.
…it is used in a subcaliber kit with anti tank guns, not sure what gun the above one is for.

regards gyrojet


#9

Gyrojet,

Thanks. Great information.

Heavyiron


#10

This is the Box for 60 rounds (6 little boxes of 10 rounds)

regards Gyrojet