Posted on behalf of John Moss.
[quote]The two boxes pictured are for 9 mm Parabellum in use with police and military in República Occidental de Uruguay, South America. The ammunition in both instances is made by Prvi Partizan, of Serbia. One box is for the Uruguayan Police, and has what I interprete to be a Solid or Short Jacket Soft Point bullet of 8.4 grams (130 grains). The label translates into English as “50 Cartridges, 9 mm Parabellum, SJSP 8.4 grams (130 grains). Produced by PPU - Serbia to the specifications of the Ministry of Interior of Uruguay. Lot No. 01 of the Year 2013.” I am not familiar with the particular usage of the word “necesidades”
(necessities) and have made what I feel is the best translation into common English usage.
While I do not have either the cartridges nor pictures of the headstamps, the headstamp is PPU 11 9 x 19.
The other box is for the military. The word “Guerra” means only "War,"
but in context, I think it probably refers to the Ministerio de Guerra
(in English, “Ministry, or perhaps Minister of War.” (If that is not
correct, than I welcome any other interpretation from a native Spanish speaker (Fede?). The label translates, word for word, as "50 cartridges, WAR, 9 x 19 mm Full Metal Jacket 8 grams (124 grains), Lot No. 1 of the year 2013. Again, I can only report the headstamp typed on line, which is PPU 9mmP L 01-13 UY.
These are actually the first two Uruguayan Contract boxes for pistol ammunition I have ever seen. I thought they were worthy of publication here, as I have never seen any mention of these boxes or headstamps before, anywhere. Both boxes seem to have a mixture of Spanish language and English abbreviations, in the bullet type designation. A full-metal jacket bullet in Spanish is usually “bala encamisada,” but the military box shows “FMJ” for “full metal jacket” in English. The police box shows “SJSP” which I believe means “short” or “solid” jacket soft point in English.
Not important but interesting.
There was also a commercial Magtech box from Brazil, which I did not bother to photograph, since I have seen the 9 mm box, which the one I got is, in American ads, although mine came from Uruguay. The headstamp on the cartridges, typed on line, is - 9mm - CBC - PU -, a style I have not seen before from Magtech/CBC of Brazil. It is reported to be in use by official government agencies, perhaps the Police. The box is the newest style Magtech, all blue with primarily white print.