Headstamp cartridge USE ID?


#1

Can anyone confirm what the SR means on this 9x19mm Pistol cartridge?


#2

It’s a german case from Metallwerke Elisenhütte GmbH, Nassau -> men-defencetec.de/men/cms/fr … angelang=2

SR means “schadstoffreduziert”.
This abbrevations says that it was made with reduced harmful chemical substances.


#3

That is correct for the initials “SR” on the headstamps. Box labels for a similar type of ammunition from MEN, marked 'SX" on the headstamp, often say “Schadstoffarm” which is translated in their literature to “Non-Toxic” and refers primarily to the Barium and Lead-free priming compounds.

My original poorly worded posting here was edited to more properly reflect the correct information, as cited in the next answer after this by “Defender.”

John Moss


#4

The non-toxic rounds are stamped with SX.


#5

Excellent Thanks Guys. I have seen SX but never SR before. This is most helpful.