Unknown .338 LM API


#1

Dear colleagues,

I need some help in identify a .338 LM with an API bullet. It is a cutaway model, so I can`t measure the original weight.

  • 2 pieces jacket, rump of copper, front of Tombak
  • tungsten core with two angles at his front
  • in front and behind the tungsten core an incendiary mix is located, it looks like the same mix as used by the rusian B32 API in 7,62x39/54R (Al/Fe2O3)
  • headstemp: L in shield, .338 LAPUA MAG.

I don`t know if Lapua is the manufactor or used the manufactor only Lapua cases.

Thanks for any help.

Chris


#2

@wolfganggross


#3

Sorry, don’t check messages often, but do reply when I see them.

Also do not know who the maker of this round is, maybe Paul Smith knows. He is the other cutter that lives in Canada (also a IAA member). Interesting looking round. You say tungsten core, how did you section the tungsten? Impressive.

Kevin


#4

It is an industrial machine which can sand tungsten.
Following some more sectioned cartridges with tungsten core.

fltr

  • 5,56 Nammo AP
  • 5,56 MEN AP
  • .308 MEN AP
  • .308 RUAG Swiss P AP
  • .308 MEN Subsonic AP
  • .300 WM MEN AP old version
  • .300 WM MEN AP actual version
  • .338 LM Lapua AP 16,1 g
  • .338 LM unknown Lapua AP
    Some of then with inert replacement propellant.

Chris


#5

Chris, great photo and info! Thanks a lot!


#6

@wolfganggross check this out