Unknown French .303"


#1

I have in my collection a .303" produced by Atelier de Construction de Puteaux, France (APX) see image:

a few questions;

is the headstamp APX - 1 30 or APX - 1 50 (before or after WOII?)
I think it’s an Armour Piercing round, could somebody confirm that? (this because of the antraciet collour of the bullet (is AP for 7.5mm MAS cartridges))

Is this a rare cartridge?

thanks in advance,
Joost


#2

[quote=“sir_joost”]I have in my collection a .303" produced by Atelier de Construction de Puteaux, France (APX) see image:

a few questions;

is the headstamp APX - 1 30 or APX - 1 50 (before or after WOII?)
I think it’s an Armour Piercing round, could somebody confirm that? (this because of the antraciet collour of the bullet (is AP for 7.5mm MAS cartridges))

Is this a rare cartridge?

thanks in advance,
Joost[/quote]

Hello
APX - 1 30
Armour Piercing
Rarity: with this hstp I dont know.
JP


#3

Merci JP! (Thanks)

Joost


#4

Hi Joost
I checked in my archives.
Last time I sold one like that it was for 8 Euros and it was the average price asked on the French market among the collectors.
JP