Israeli 9mmP Tracer Box


#1

A question for johnnyc, or perhaps others!!!

The box below was received sealed. it has standard red tip Israeli tracers dated 1-74. I would appreciate a translation of the full label, particularly the overlabel.

Thanks

Lew


#2

25 CARTRIDGES 9M"M

FOR SUB MACHINEGUN

TRACER / FOR TRAINING

LOT:

(502-91 B"Sh)


#3

Would that mean that these cartridges were relabeled as training ammunition after the shelf life had expired?


#4

Not sure of the reason, but yes, they were removed from war stock to training use.


#5

Thanks John, pretty much what I expected. Had not seen this overlabel before. The 74 case date and the 91 date on the overlabel probably span the time it spent in war stock and then transferred to training in '91.

Cheers,

Lew


#6

Any idea what the tracing compound in these rounds is?