8x50R funny nose

Why funny nose? Is there a purpose? Incidentally, which year would it be?

The flat nose bullet was the style used until the pointed bullet was adopted in 1898. The flat nose was intended to prevent the possibility of a cartridge in the tubular magazine from being fired by the bullet of the cartridge behind it. When they went to the pointed bullet, a groove was cut around the primer that the point of the bullet in back fit into.

Kynoch commercial version of French "Balle M’.

Look at Guy Hildebrand’s post on the previous page about the 8mm Lebel. It appears to be the same bullet.

It is the same bullet. Unfortunately, my Kynoch box should have been full of sksvlad’s K headstamps instead of the SFM headstamped cartridges that came with it.