I know this is an old thread, but I have some question about Norwegian shortrange ammunition:
In the book, MS 5-8, 7.62 x 51 Automatisk gevær 3 from 1967, there is a reference to a short range round called NM63. It’s said to be of blue plastic, with weight of bullet 0,7 g and complete weight is 9 g. Is there a way to distiguish this round from NM8 and NM127?
I’ve gone through my collection of short range cartrigdes, and have found some that looks the same as NM8, but have a brasscolored head. I also have a few that equals NM127 in size, with brasscolored head, but silvercolored primer. At last I have one that is equal as 127 in size, but with aluminum head and silver primer, and it has a headstamp: 01-BF-99. I guess this is just a late NM127, although the plastic seems to be of a different alloy.
In the same book, there is also a reference to a blank round, called NM64, with is a blank made of plastic, with olive color. Does anyone have a picture of this round, and possible of the box it came in?