The Effectnose-Geschoss of 7.15 grams is somewhat different from the “Action-Geschoss” series of cartridges, although I guess one could say they are related. The Effectnose cartridges are a bit earlier, and with a totally different projectile construction, basically a grey plastic capped soft point bullet. My box, identical to the one shown above, has the lot number printed right along with “LOS DAG” and is lot 1/76. I have a box I think might be pre-production, as it is a standard blue Geco commercial box of the times, only with a white, reproduced, typed small, white over- label marked "7.15 g EFFECTNOSE-GESCHOSS in the upper right corner of the top of the box.
The tie-in with the later Action rounds is, I believe, that they were all developed in an attempt to make “hard-nose,” in these instances plastic, to give the West-German police more effective ammunition for pistols and machine pistols while still getting around the law prohibiting Police from using soft point or hollow point ammunition (my understanding from a recent Forum thread is that this law was rescinded some time ago). Evidently, the courts ruled these were still “prohibited cartridges.” That probably spelled the demise of the Effectnose-Geschoss. The Action series continued, but was bascially an export round at the time, with much of it going to police in the Netherlands.
If I have this story wrong, I hope one of our German friends (Peelen?) will set it straight. I got this information, contemporary to the production of the first Action rounds, from several German sources within our hobby.