I have two Dominion 9mm Para boxes dated April and Jun 1933 with headstamps found on ammo made for Vickers for delivery with the Vickers Luger pistols purchased by the Dutch.
The April box contained rounds headstamped “21 K” and the June box, “22 K” rounds
A Kynoch commercial box dated 1932 also contained the “22 K” rounds.
An obvious assumption is that these are either rounds or production lots rejected by either Vickers or the Dutch, or they were production overruns sold as commercial ammunition. Either way, it seems that there was a good deal of this ammunition if it was sufficient to meet both Kynoch and Dominion demands for 9x19mm for 10 or so years!
I am very interested in any information anyone had on the original production of this ammunition, and documentation or speculation on why this ammo was sold as commercial ammo for over 10 years???
I am particularly in finding images of the Kynoch 1920 and 1921 boxes.
FN also produced on this contract. The headstamp is the same except with “FN” in place of “K”. The only known dates with this FN ammo are rounds dated “21” and “22” and boxes from 1922, There is a 1923 box but it as filled with very different ammunition. Images of FN boxes of this ammo dated other than 1922 would be very welcome, as would ANY documentation of FN production.
All help appreciated!!!