Recently I posted some strange 9mm cartridges that came from the estate of a local collector who recently passed away. Yesterday, I had an opportunity to help unload a storage locker he kept and look over the ammo in it. There were some good items like a DWM C04 German Navy 16rd box dated 7 Oct 1910, and a very early box of Peters HP cartridges and other very interesting rounds. Quite a few of the boxes were filled with modern rounds, apparently to help them hold their shape. The DWM box had one original cartridge-headstamped DWM K 9 10, and 15 modern Canadian cartridges.
The boxes I’d appreciate opinions on are:
12 ctg. P-35
Firing Pin Test
And in a square at the bottom DOMINION ARSENAL, QUE.
In the box are four “9 MM 44” cases with snapped primers and a small hole in the side with a burned or corrosion area around the hole. The fifth round is identical, but the primer isn’t snapped.
These labels are on the opposite ends of a box that looks like a German 15 round 7.9 box, but somewhat deeper. The box was empty. It is interesting to me since it indicates 115gr XM882 loads, but all the XM882 loads I know of are 124gr bullets. My FC 82 weighs 197gr oaw and my WCC 84 is 193gr oaw. Both appear to be 124gr loads.
Your opinions/ observations are requested.