German WWI 9 Para


#1

brass case, CN tronconnic bullet
hstp : sign 11 17
( the sign is O cut by S)

Who is this manufacturer ?
thanks
jp


#2

It sounds like “Oberschlesische A.G.”, located at Sch


#3

[quote=“David McKay”]It sounds like “Oberschlesische A.G.”, located at Sch


#4

Hello J.P.

What is scare,

9mm were made from month 6 (June) 1917 until 10 (October) 1918.
17 diff. head stamps.

7.92 from month 6 (June) 1915 until 8 (August) 1918. Over 40 head stamps.

Only the head stamps OS/6/17/S67/ and OS/8/17/S67/ was never seen until now.

Rgds,
Dutch


#5

Hi Dutch
I just wanted to know if the round I have was scarce, because I’ve never seen this hstp before.
but from your answer it is not scarce!
i am not a specialist of 9 para ! lol! I just use to pick up in the flea markets the rounds I don’t know and sometimes I have a good surprise.
thanks
jp


#6

J-P: In the U.S., while not rare, the OS headstamp is not the most common. What I wonder about is the bullet in yours. You mention a CN tronconnic bullet. I assume that is what we call a Truncated bullet, as opposed to a round-nose. By November of 1917, German 9mm was being loaded with RN bullets, primarily with GMCS jackets. I have not seen an OS headstamp 9mm with a truncated bullet at all, and I do not have one with even a RN CN bullet. Are you sure, if I am right that you mention a trucated bullet, that the bullet is original to the case?


#7

Hi John
you are right
the bullet is brass color with a round shape.

I got this ctge among a lot of other oness with CN truncated bullet. They are less common than regular ctges, so I bought the full lot, and I focus on this strange hstp (for me!) without taking attention to the bullet of this particular one
Sorry
jp


#8

OK Jean-Pierre, don’t keep us in suspense! What was the headstamp on the Truncated bullet loads???

Lew


#9

[quote=“Lew”]OK Jean-Pierre, don’t keep us in suspense! What was the headstamp on the Truncated bullet loads???

Lew[/quote]
Hi Lew !

the truncated CN bullet ctges?
S 8 12 DWM K 2 11 DWM K 4 11 DWM K 2 12 DWM K 5 12 DWM K 1 14 DWM K 2 14 DWM K 8 14
the round brass bullet ctges ?
OS 11 17 RM S 1 17 R.M B-44 DWM K 2 17
JP