Ball M198 Duplex Rounds?



I recently purchased this box of ammo on GB for cheap not knowing if it was legit or not, but figured it was worth a try. The bottom of the box has a small tear so I was able to pull one round out and look at. It doesn’t have the green painted tip I’ve seen in pictures online… The rest of the box is sealed.

Were these boxes loaded with just plain ball rounds?


I think the Duplex were loaded with GMCS-jacketed bullet. Try a magnet down the side of the case. A duplex load should take the magnet well below a normal single ball load.

However with the Duplex call-out blackened out perhaps these were a single ball load in modified-label box?