H&K G11 4.7mm and 4.9mm for Barrel testing

This is my first own post so I want to say hello to everybody.

Here are 2 pieces out of my collection.
Reviewing the forum I did not find something similar. Therefore I want to share:

I received these cartirdges from a former employee of a German proof test house:
He told me that they used these cartridges for testing barrels for H&K during the developement of the H&K G11 rifle.

4.7mmx45:

Cartridge:
OAL: 57.8mm
Backside Diameter: 9.50mm
Case Length: 44,44mm
Primer: Boxer
Weight:178gn.

Bullet:
Type: FMJ; magnetic jacket, Lead core
Diameter: 4.90mm
Length: 22.74mm
Weight:50gn.

Box:

4.9mmx45:

Cartridge:
OAL: 57.23mm
Backside Diameter: 9.54mm
Case Length: 44.41mm
Primer: Boxer
Weight:170gn.

Bullet:
Type: FMJ; magnetic jacket, Lead core
Diameter: 4.91mm
Length: 22.08mm
Weight:51.6gn.

Box:

Regs

Jo

Wow… how much I wish I had those!
Thank you very much for sharing. Most appreciated.

Best regards from hurricane Norway,
Ole

Desperado,

Welcome to the forum!

Excellent pictures and information. Hope you will post more cartridge and box pictures in the future.

Here are a few post from the forum etc. that mention these two rounds (for information purposes):

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1261

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2596

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3788

cartridgecollector.net/49-x-45-dag

cartridgecollector.net/47-x- … perimental

Thanks again,

Brian

FZ 65 PV
FZ = Fertigungszeichen (lot number). Actually the lot number is date of manufacture:

65 = day of the month (subtract 40 from this number): 25

P is the month: June (January is K, February L, March M, … December V)

V is the year: 1976 in this case
A is 1956, B - 1957 and so on, treating I and J as one letter. So this code repeats every 25 years, A may also mean 1981, 2006 etc., the correct year must be determined from other data.

I believe this interpretation of the letters originaly started in 1931, but the year came first:
N 71 M
would have been 1943, 31st of March.

JPeelen,

Thank you for the interpretation of the lot number / date of manufacture code.

Brian

Ein herzliches Willommen und viel Spaß hier !

( it was garman language )