I made these images today and thought I should share them. British 9mm Parabellum are an underrated area of collecting. They have some incredible cartridges. These were made by Enfield or by Radway Green.
The two bullets bottom left are more gold than brown. Note that I think some of these are not really Sparten/ROTA bullets. One is obviously pressed metal (third bullet from left on bottom) and some are ceramic, not plastic. The second and third from the top left are examples. One came from a ex SAS guy who obtained it while on duty, the other came from Herb W, who also gave me some of the bullets below. The story with the ceramic bullets, and perhaps some of those below are that they were made for the SAS for use on oilrigs and intended to be “non-sparking”. It was only later that I heard of the SPARTEN program. I would not be surprised if the non-sparking work was buried in the SPARTEN program to conceal it. In fact, it may be that the Spartan program was created to hid the work for the SAS.