Argentine code color. (Handguns ammo)


#1

As I promise to John, this is my translation of Fabricaciones Militares catalog, Circa 1979.

Cases were made of brass 70/30, an alloy of 70 percent of copper and 30 percent of tin.
Jackets were made of brass 90/10 and the core was made of an alloy of hard lead.
Lead bullets of .32 S and W or .38 S and W Special were also made of an alloy of hard lead.
Special cartridge (tracers, Armor-Piercing , etc.) will be indicated the type of construction.

CENTER FIRE CARTRIDGES FOR PISTOL AND REVOLVER.
6,35 x 15,6 mm Browning : Paint: only VIOLET around the primer.
7,65 x 17,3 mm Browning Paint: only VIOLET around the primer.
7,63 mm Mannlicher M.1905 : Paint: only VIOLET around the primer.
.32 Smith & Wesson.
.32 Smith & Wesson long.
.38 Smith & Wesson
.38 Smith & Wesson Special
.44 Winchester for revolver, lead bullet.
.44 Winchester for rifle, jacketed soft point.
.44 Winchester Survival, shot charge, for Revolver y Rifle.
11,25x23mm (.45ACP)Normal Bullet"C"(FMJ): Paint: only VIOLET around the primer.
11, 25 x 23 mm (.45 ACP) de Survival: case length 30 mm, 9,5gr. of N


#2

Martin,

Trabajo bueno, mi amigo. Good work! That is really helpful. Federico also told me that from 1978, even the 9mm Para rounds that have the brown tip are not proof loads, but acutall the “EC” match loads. I have a plain, empty box in my collection for 9mm, from Argentina, stamped only "Competici