Incomplete 9 x 21 IMI headstamp database


#1

left to right , up to down

Picture 1 :

-winchester
-unknown factory for C3 inc.

  • variation of the above
    -armscor
    -unknown factory for Nobel Sport Italia
    -IMI
    -IMI variation , with 4 point primer crimping
    -Geco , plain brass.Both green and red primer annulus could be found
    -Geco , nickeled case
    -Starline
    -Hirtemberger
    -Hirtemberger variation

Picture 2:

-Sellier & Bellot
-Sellier & Bellot brass washed steel
-Unknown factory for Cheddite , Italy
-Fiocchi
-Fiocchi variation
-MFS
-PS #1
-PS #2
-PS #3
-PMC
-CBC
-C.P. Bullets , USA
-Tanfoglio (?)
-Unknown factory for Cheddite (?)
-Unknown factory for Armeria Patria Giorgio

Picture 3:

-Unknown factory for Armeria Patria Giorgio ( variation)
-Fiocchi with “APG” rolled around the base
-PS with “APG” rolled around the base
-Unknown factory for Laboratorio caricamento munizioni,Italy
-Same as above , variation
-Sellier & Bellot , plain brass with “.LCM.” rolled around the base
-PS with “.LCM.” rolled around the base
-Fiocchi with “.LCM.” rolled around the base
-Prvi Partizan with “.LCM.” rolled around the base"
-Geco,nickeled brass with “L.C.M.” rolled around the base
-Fiocchi with “L.C.M.” rolled around the base
-Unknown factory for North West ,Italy
-Same as above , variation
-Prvi Partizan with “NTW” rolled around the base
-Armscor with “NTW” rolled around the base

Other known headstamps are:

CHEDDITE 9 x 21 mm , plain brass
CHEDDITE 9 x 21 mm , nickeled brass with “NTW” around the base
MMS 9 mm

  • 9 x 21 *
    23 9 x 21

Target and Full metal case loads by Fiocchi have a brass primer .The other loads have a nickeled primer

IGF also loads various cartridges using cases made by factories like Fiocchi , MFS , PS , S&B .These have “IGF” rolled around the base .In the future to come , they will market cartridges with their own headstam ( IGF 9 x 21 ?)

SMI also produced small quantities of 9 x 21 ammo loaded with 124 grains TC FMJ bullets .The headstamp is not known but probably was "SMI 9 x 21 "


#2

Hello Pivi,
interesting all the variations on the 9x21.
Could you please also post pictures of the markings around the case.


#3

Sure , my skill with a digital camera is the limit , sorry for the ugly picture

From left to right:

A.P.G. = Armeria Patria Giorgio ( Giorgio Patria’s gunshop)
NTW = North West ( an italian factory specialized in lead extrusion for bullets)
.LCM. = Laboratorio Caricamento Munizioni ( An italian factory that loads rifle and pistol cartridges using components made by
other factories)


#4

Thanks a lot - its interesting to see how its done.


#5

Thanks a lot - its interesting to see how its done.


#6

Thanks to Domi reporting the existance of " T 9 x 21 " ( Thun , Swiss made)


#7

My understanding is that the “T 9x21” and “T 9x32” Swiss rounds were offered only as empty cases and bullets for IPSC type shooters in Switzerland. It appears they were never made as loaded ammunition by Thun. The 9 x 23 mm version seems to have been made in pretty limited quantity.


#8

Hi Pivi
Nothing wrong with your photo other than the light you used. An indoor incandescent light bulb photographs as yellow due to the color temperature of the light, which is roughly 2800 - 3200º Kelvin. Daylight, for which your camera is set for is about 5500º Kelvin.
Two ways around this: 1) photograph in outdoor lighting (The sun at noon on a cloudless day is 5500º Kelvin, but should you use shade or North light the photo will go slightly blue) or with a indoor bulb rated at daylight 5500º Kelvin or use the flash (which may well give unwanted reflections).
OR 2) adjust the settings on your camera for this lighting temperature. Look in your inst. manual to see how it’s done. However some cameras do not have this capability.
Hope this is of help