7.9 Mauser box with “K.i.L.” stamp

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Can someone give me the meaning of the large “K” stamped in red in front of the “i.L.” (which I gather is “in Ladestreifen” - in clips/chargers), please.

Thanks,

Chris P.

PS: NO I don’t collect 7.9 !!

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Could be for "K"ern and provide an easier identification at first sight of this kind of munitions

K, Stands for “Kurzbrenner” like short burned cartridge.
mostly the side of a box is also marked with " trainings ammo used up soon "

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Thanks guys !!

Chris P.

What’s the reason for “Bald aufbrauchen”? Does the “grünrot” chemicals go bad, meaning become inactive or something?

Good question…

I understand the ‘use up soon’, but what is the meaning of ‘green red’, does it have a meaning beyond the simple translation?

Thanks.

It is an S.m.K.-Lspur, an AP-T.

“grünrot” means the trace will change from green to red after a defined time of flight. The purpose was to help estimate the distance to the target.

I understand in this context “Kurzbrenner” can only stand for an unreliably burning tracer composition. For example only red would burn and not ignite the green.

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Or the other way around.

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Aaa…, yes! Please forgive an old man :smiley:

Hans, thank you.

I figured it might be something simple, of which I had never heard.

Would you know the range that the colour change was supposed to happen?

After 500 meters.
Rgds

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How can help me buy some 8*56r ammo?

Not here, Go to the buy-sell-trade of the forum

Rgds

I have a picture from annother P 1 L 36 with the same Satz: P.36 but with annother bullet lot .P 1 L 36 K iL Kurzbrenner
P 1 L 36 K iL. Seite

But the question is why is there no lot number by the Satz :and only P.36.
I add some other Polte SmK Lspur boxes with lot numbers also by the Satz.





Norbert

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