M889 .223 Commercial Incendiary


#1


M889 .223 commercial incendiary with gliding metal jacket, blue tip, headstamp - FC/.223/REM. Made at Wolf River Ammo Plant for the military.(Maybe Utah?) Came from a 20 round card board military box, which I don’t have. All were made on commercial headstamps.
The last picture is a FAKE incendiary from a Jacksonville, FL show last year. Beware, he’s still selling them for just as much as the real ones!


#2

wolfganggross–Any way to tell the Fake one from the real one without sectioning or X-ray?


#3

Obviously Bullet shape ( the FAKE is “roundier”, the real Trace is “pointier”, and the colour marking is different, and not regular on the Fake.)…and also overall cartridge mass.

regards,
Doc AV


#4

No expert here, but after pulling the projectiles, noticed that the real incendiary didn’t have a cannelure. The fake/ball has a cannelure. The M855 has one and so does both tracers.
Here’s a mean sample of 10.
Incendiary
Avg cart wt - 10.93gram/ 168.7grain (10.88-11.02)
Projectile wt - 2.85gram/ 43.9grain

Ball/Fake
Avg cart wt - 11.43gram/ 176.8grain (11.38-11.48)
Projectile wt - 3.56gram/ 54.9grain


#5

wolf

It appears that the fakes use a fired NATO case. Is that typical of the fakes?

BTW, I went to you photo account to see the photos at a bigger scale and it froze my PC. It must be all of the girlie pics that you have stored there. ;)

Ray


#6

Ray, sorry this took so long. Put these way in back of closet to help forget about them. All fake M889 (10 that I bought) had LC/07 headstamp.