I recently acquired two Fiocchi 9M38 boxes marked for the Colonial Police. The 50 round box contained loose cartridges, and the 20 round contained two 10 round stripper clips of cartridges.
Both contained the following insert.
Below is the marking on the back of the 20 round box. The 50 round box has the same marking but the number is “202’”. A blowup of this symbol is also shown below. I don’t know the meaning of this symbol.
Both boxes contained rounds dated 1939 with a green cms and primer:
Ctgs from 20 round box:
Ctgs from 50 rd box:
Does anyone know of these boxes from a date other than 1939?
Can anyone explain the symbol on the back of these boxes?