Mercury headstamp


#1

Can anyone share any concrete information on centerfire ammunition with a Mercury headstamp. What I have gathered on some European forums is that this was made in Italy by Sabatti in Gardone for the German market. But this is all speculation and I can not find any proof of this. Headstamp I have seen was on a 6.5x55mm cartridge. Thanks

added…and does anyone have a better headstamp pic of this one…


#2

Curtis, it was made by Norma for Frankonia of Würzburg, Germany. It was listed as new early in 1997 and offered in at least two loadings: Match 8.4 g HPBT and Match 9.0 g FMJ.

This brand was used by Frankonia since 1964 and you can find it in other cartridges, like shotshells and pistol blanks.

Regards,

Fede


#3

Great!
Just wanted to put up the same question
Thanks!


#4

Thanks Fede.
I never linked it to the Shotshells. That makes sense, and hence the Swedish connection on the forums.
I appreciate this Fede.

Curtis


#5

morten


6,5 x 55 Question
#6

The name Mercury is also used on shotshells from Schönebeck (S&B, Germany) as Fede write: