I am looking for information concerning Swiss blank cartridges 7,65mm Para/.30 Luger.
The Swiss Army introduced a blank cartridge 7,65mm Para for their Luger pistols in 1908 with the designation Blinde Pistolen Patrone 08 (Bl Pist Pat 08). The youngest Bl Pist Pat 08 I know is from 1911.
Question No. 1: Does anybody knows from Bl Pist Pat 08 which were produced after 1911?
There is another type of blank cartridge 7,65mm Para produced by M+F (Eidgenössische Munitionsfabrik / federal ammunition factory) in Thun with a black wooden bullet. Until now I have only observed this example here from 1912.
Question No. 2: Does anybody knows from other Swiss blank cartridges of this type, if yes, when were they produced?
A collaborator of the M+F has produced - possibly in the 1960’s - a booklet with hand-colored drawings of ammunition boxes and labels from the M+F (the intended us is unknown). In this booklet you can see labels of boxes with blank cartridges 7,65mm Para (blinde Pistolenpatronen) from the 1940’s and 1950’s. I always thought that the M+F stopped the production of blank cartridges 7,65mm Para after a few years (before 1920).
Question No. 3: does anybody knows more about these cartridge boxes and about Swiss blank cartridges 7,65mm Para produced in the 1940’ and 1950’s?