I am still trying to sort out the early DWM production of 9mm Para ammunition. Part of this includes understand the dates of production of early DWM dated (i.e. military) ammunition.
DWM production with dated cases (which I will call military production) through mid-1916 was limited to cartridges with truncated cone bullets, both CNCS FMJ loads and CNCS HP loads. In 1916 and 1917 there are truncated cone GMCS FMJ loads which seem to always be associated with DWM 50 round boxes printed in Dutch and identified in reference material as Dutch contract loads.
Below are the known dates for the three types of loads
- = Not in my collection but reported to exist. I have confirmed 09. 4. with a photo.
DWM cartridges with later dates have Round-Nose bullets except for the Dutch contract loads listed below.
Truncated Cone GMCS FMJ-Dutch Contract
Note: Dutch Boxes have been documented dated 1915, 1917 and 1918. I only have the 1917 box. The cartridge cases in DWM boxes are usually dated a month or more before the load date on the box so the 10 and 11 dates from 1917 were probably packed in 1918 boxes, though some could have been in 1917 boxes as well.
The early DWM headstamps have a dot behind the year and the month through 10. 7. and then the dot only behind the month through 11 5. Tje exception is DWM K 9 10 headstamps are known both with and without a dot behind the nine.