Interesting W-port Finds and Ques?


#1

I came away from the recent Williamsport show with a few new rounds, and of course a few new questions.


L to R: 6.5x54R dummy with an early headstamp and 4(!) overstamps, Italian GMCS 7.92x57 with an all red base (Tracer?), and an early German 7.92 M88 with a GM-RNSP bullet and a knurl on the lower case (original loading?).



L to R: A fired .276 Pedersen case with what might be a damaged(?) Greenwood & Batley headstamp, and an unidentified 9x23 with an obviously incorrect headstamp that I think might have been made in China or Darra, Pakistan.

Any thoughts or comments welcomed.


#2

The overstamps on the 6,5x54R are Dutch. The round was originaly bought by the Netherlands.


#3

Thank you.

And to clarify, the headstamp on the 9x23 is G.C.D. 32 S&W.L.


#4

your first dummy saw a lot of action.
A few notes to that one:

  1. the caliber is 6,5x53R and not 6,5x54R
  2. circle = case was reloaded for Ball No 1 cartridge ( normal Ball cartridge)
  3. two X X = twice reloaded as Ball No 7 cartridge ( = short range cartridge)
  4. one dot = reloaded as Blank cartridge
    and then it ended up as dummy

cheers
René


#5

Hi Rene,
Thanks for all the detailed info. I don’t see a dot stamp, just the O, 3 X’s, and 3 primer stakes. The official Dutch terminology might be “53”, but I have more often seen the cartridge listed as 6.5x54R. It doesn’t really matter, they are the same thing;)


#6

I guess I thought the stake crimp just above the line at 4 O’ clock was a “reloading” dot.
The dutch normally never use stake crimps with this caliber.
I didn’t notice the other X.


#7

The M88 started live as a M88 round
3 month 1892 made by Inglostadt after that , they used the case for making
a blank ( Platzpatrone) recognizable on knurl.
The cartridges now is not a factory load probably use for hunting proposes.

451kr.


#8

The Greenwood & Batley headstamp on the ,276 looks typical to me.


#9

Italian post war 7.92 mm tracers are ID by a red annulus around the primer and a red tip

I don’t think it is a tracer… could it be a proof load?