let me introduce myself, my name is wolfgang, living in austria, near vienna.
collecting parabellum pistols, german and austrian ordonance rifles, ammunition and accessories.
i spend the last days in cataloging my ammunition, especially 9 para.
i found a box with a partly preserved label, see picture.
inside the box i found ammunition with truncated bullets set to cases with D. 5 16 and D. 6 16 headstamp (see picture)
this should be the time of change from trunated to roundnosed bullets. i remember an post allocating the time of change at munitionsfabrik dresden to 05/1916
so this makes me nervous when thinking about originality of this ammunition.
also, i have to ask, because my knowledge is not enough detailed, about the material of the bullets. i thought, at this time only CNCS bullet were made and set. at this box i found brasscolored bullets … GMCS ??? (see picture)
there are no indicationes of an official reloading (stamped cirkle), some of the rounds have black colored paint around the primer, looking not to be reloaded as tinkerwork.
if the will be reloaded officially (munitionsfabrik), i think they should have an cirklestamp and maybe renewed black paint around the primer.
I cannot imagine, that an privat reloader will set the paint again around the primer.
— so what i hope to get from your side, an information if the brasscolored (GMCS ??) bullets could be originaly set to theses rounds ??
— also i would be glad to get an picture of an original boxlabel, because i’m not sure if box and ammunition are matching.
for your pleasure, ammunition with matching guns:
1908 dwm first issue, 1910 dwm, 1911 erfurt
thx in advance … wolfganggo