For all, I wish you all a very peacefull, happy and above a very healthy 2021. Let’s forget 2020 as soon as possible.
So, we start 2021 with a new topic, about this 9 x 19mm snapcap
To start “snapcap” can be totally wrong.
There are (as far as I know), 2 different versions.
The first one (C1275) has a nylon dummy primer, this one seems to be bleued.
Very magnetic, totall weight 184 grain
The only information about this one is, it should be in use by the Swiss police. But there is also information it is fur sure not so.
Municion.org says: Cartucho inerte de acero pavonado para pruebas de encasquillamiento. (Google translation: Inert blued steel cartridge for jamming tests)
The other one (C2087) has a nature look steel colour and has no primer at all, only a 20,5 mm deep and 4,8 mm wide hole in the bottom. Very magnetic, totall weight 163 grain
Some information about it, says this one is a snapcap, used bij Ertzaintza , the Basque regional police
Municion.org says: Cartucho inerte de acero pavonado para pruebas de encasquillamiento. Perforación en lugar del pistón para preservar la aguja. (Google translation: Inert blued steel cartridge for jamming tests. Piercing in place of the piston to preserve the needle)
Who know more about these two cartridges?