7.65x53 Argentinean round-nose?

Hello

I found a round that, by measures, appears to be 7.65x53 Argentinean. HS is “FN 39” but it has a round-nose FMJ bullet.
does anyone know who and why ordered round-nose (obsolete?) ammo from FN as late as 1939?

thanks!

I believe that a 1939 7.65 m/m Mauser cartridge by FN fitted with a round-nosed bullet would have been made for the Belgian armed forces. JG

Yep, is for the Belgian Army

The round-nose is known as the M89 and was still made in 1939.

greetz

Thanks, gentlemen

I’m quite surprised that Belgian army still used round-nosed ammo as late as 1939, though…

Belgium wasn’t alone, Italy and The Netherlands were also using round nosed bullets at the beginning of the war.

gravelbelly

But belgium did use a spitser for use in MG’s.

@clieuwens

The “spitzer” was called M30 and was not only used for MG, but also for rifles.

greetz
Kurt

Oke, I got the info from these boxes.