German l.S ball


I occasionally shoot these cartridges in my MG34. They used to be fairly common but are now much less so. I have an original 9.50mm booster cone which is marked "9.50/l.S. The gun runs very reliably with these 86 grain cartridges and felt recoil is almost nonexistent compared to the service ball. I have never shot cartridges from perfect boxes but loose rounds and broken boxes have allowed me to test these from time to time. JH


JH: I had a perfect box of this too, but unfortunately the tin worm eventually got into the cases and turned them into rusty junk. I pulled and reloaded a few bullets to see what they’d do & threw the rest away. Be careful. Jack