I thought the members would find these rounds interesting. They are like nothing I have seen before.
From Left to Right:
Brass Drill??? 196.5gr oaw. I initially thought this was another British turned brass drill, but I weighed the three British turned brass drills in my collection and all were 230gr - 235gr. I cannot be positive that the primer is carved in the base, and the “bullet” connection with the “Case” looks like they may be seperate. I am pretty confidenti it is a drill, but am stumped beyond this
Homemade SP! This one is easier. It is clearly an Italian 9M38 with the tip cut off and four slits filed in the bullet. the image clearly shows that the bullet groove was cut with the bullet in place, however the other three bullet grooves are much better cut. A first reaction is that this could be one of the “Super Bullets” that are offered in the US.
The third round looks like a cast bullet with the white mold line continuing across the bullet tip and down the far side of the bullet. I can’t make any sense out of what is written on it. The tip appears to be painted white and the texture is very rough on the bullet. No ejector marks on the rim that I can see so it may not be a reloaded case. The OAW of this round is 142.6gr so the bullet weight is about 76gr.
The final one is headstamped “K57 9MM2Z”. The half black base would indicate a proof load by either the London or perhaps the Birmingham proof house. but the reason for the cast lead bullet painted red is unknown! This round weighs 192gr so the bullet weight is roughly 126gr.
I don’t expect any definitive information on any of these, but perhaps someone had seen something similar.