'libra' 7.65 acp?


#1

Got this at SLICS, hoping someone can provide some info on the round.
It is .32/7.65 ACP, all green non-magnetic (plastic?) bullet, brass case and primer, with a red primer seal. The case was originally loaded by S&B, but it now sports a ‘LIBRA’ overstamp. Any idea of type?



Libra Brokova Strela 7,65 browning Variation (Shot-Load)
#2

Could that “all-green” bullet, perchance, be made of plastic. If so, it is a shot load (Broková Strela - the “r” should have a little “v” over it, but I cannot reproduce that here). It is made by the Lompany of Libra of the Czech Republic, and come in 10-round plastic boxes. The overstamped S&B headstamp is the norm. I have not seen one with a red case-mouth seal. Could you have meant “primer seal.” You find them with remnant red primer seals and with no primer seal visible.


#3

Thanks for the info, John, and the corrections. Yes, the bullet does look plastic, and I did mean primer seal.
John, was this some kind of commercial rat/bird load, or is there a military/police/defense purpose?
Pics are now up.
Thanks again.


#4

Jon, it looks like a commercial load by Ares of Slovakia using the 78 gr CEPRX bullet. Regards, Fede.


#5

[quote=“jonnyc”]Thanks for the info, John, and the corrections. Yes, the bullet does look plastic, and I did mean primer seal.
John, was this some kind of commercial rat/bird load, or is there a military/police/defense purpose?
Pics are now up.
Thanks again.[/quote]

Jon, these are on commercial sale. As far as we have seen there is no LE or military use.


#6

Fede, the box is clearly stating “shot” and the cartridge is too light for a lead bullet.


#7

Fede - this particular load is not by Ares. It is in the box I described already on this thread, clearly labeled as a product of LIBRA.

I agree with the others. It is purely a commercial load, with no military or police connection.


#8

Oh well…I think I’ll keep in anyway. Pretty color bullet and an interesting headstamp.
Thanks for all the info.

PS: Fede, I don’t have my scale handy, but it does feel significantly lighter than a 71gr. ball round I compared it to.


#9

Jon - there is no question of the ID as a shot cartridge, with the Libra box in hand. If you want a photo of the box, let me know and I will scan it and send it to you directly. You can put in on this thread, or not, as you please.


#10

That would be nice John, thanks.


#11

Label pic from John Moss:


#12

Alex and John, thanks, I didn’t know about this dark green variation of the Libra shot loading; the one I know is packed in the same box but the plastic of the shot container is translucent like the 9mm but with a round nose profile. Regards, Fede.