Its my understanding that the early (1890s) versions of this old workhorse milspec cartridge were 175gr. pointed bullets but the earliest I have come across seem to be FMJ rounded nosed bullets. So can anyone show me pics of what was used by the Spanish in the period of 1898? Pointed or RN (spitzer)?
Here’s one by Deutsche Metallpatronenfabrik, Karlsruhe (not in the best shape, but I already had it scanned)
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Thanks Phil. I missed that topic, or at least my brain missed it. It answers many questions.