Please help to identify the country of origin and production period for 4 tracer bullets extracted from Finnish 7.62x54R rounds which Finland used during the Winter war in 1940. At this period Finland did not produce its own tracer bullets but used the import ones to load into cases produced in Finland.
The picture with bullets images is given below.
And there are short note about all of them
- Leftmost bullet is 33.8мм long. Cupronickel jacket. The bullet has distinctive ledge on the tail. The cannelure is done when crimping with case neck. The diameter between cannelure and ledge is 7.9 mm, after ledge 7.6 mm. The bullet was loaded in case with headstamp VPT 28.
- Second left bullet is 34.8 мм long. Cupronickel clad steel jacket. Probably it is Italian tracer which Italy has supplied to Finland in 1940.
- Third left is 34.9 mm long. Cupronickel clad steel jacket. Red tip marking. The bullet has distinctive notch below grooved cannelure. Strange what for ?
The bullet was loaded in case with headstamp VPT 40.
- Rightmost bullet is 37.2 mm long. Cupronickel clad steel jacket. I think it was produced in Chechoslovakiya and supplied to Finnland in 1935 as the bullet was loaded in case with VPT 35 headstamp with red-stripe marking.
Thank you in advance for any clarification.