IMI L18A1 9x19 head stamp

Recently I have got from my friend few bags of primed cases from 90’s (chemically cleaned, resized and primed with W-W primers) - pre-SLS Pardubice times for sure - to be loaded and enjoyed :-)… except ordinary stuff available at that time - means head stamps - I have found one bearing following marking. Does it mean something specific or just the ordinary 9x19 “NATO” load?


Thanks Tomas

I am not positive, but I think the “L18A1” designation would imply that this ammunition was made for England, by IMI of Israel, or for some other UK country.

John Moss

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You are spot on, according to Tony Edwards L18A1 is the British L-Code for 9mm ball made by IMI.


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Thanks guys for explanations!