What is the 9x19 Swedish M/39S round


#1

I have the box pictured below which contained M/39S 9mmP ammunition. it was empty when I got it.

Does anyone know what the correct round is for this box?

Any help appreciated.

Cheers,
Lew


#2

The language used on this is Danish (if you didn’t know but I guess you did).

The stamp translates to
"50 pcs. 9 mm pistol cartr. m/39 s
Load unknown (or load data unknown)"

Rear says “Controlled and repacked”. I have a faint idea that m/39 s might be some sort of training or blank ammunition but not 100% or 90% sure. Somewhere I have it scribbled down as “blindladdad”, not sure how I would translate it.

The rear of the box says something about practice shooting (stamp at right, going from 3-4 o’clock to top center of box).

Morten should have an entry on these codes in an older SARA Bulletin I imagine


#3

Lew, very interesting box, thanks for posting.

What I would understand from the markings is that it is a Danish box containing Swedish 9 mm M/39 (m/39 svensk) ammunition that was inspected and repacked on July 29, 1949 and identified as Beredskabsammunition (emergency ammunition) by the Jutland Dragoon Regiment.

Regards,

Fede


#4

I have a complete Swedish Norma box with M39. I’ll post some pictures soon.


#5

And here they are. Slight magnetic bullet.


#6

But in the NP box are civilian ones or for police.
The Military ones have black or darkbluish/greenish primer and casemouth seals,and where replaced later by the m39/b , which has than red primer seal and casemouth seals and using a reinforced jacket.
See pics: right m39B (in denmark the M41, as far as i knew) on the left the older m39

and here the cuts, right one the m39/b with the strenghtened bulletjackets (today the same as the CG High Performance round)


#7

Peter, the Danes do referr to all 9x19 FMJ as M/41. The ones which are the M/39B are then designated M/41 “with steel cap”.


#8

Forensics - The early M39 loadings by all of the factorys - NORMA, 24, 26,
27 (again Norma but with number code), 32 had a violet primer and case
mouth seal. It was in 1944 that the change was made to green, which in
actuality can run from a normal-tone green, to blue-green, to green so dark
it sometimes appears to be black until seen under very strong light. I have
never seen one with truly a black PA & CMS. I don’t collect dates, but
I have several of the codes with 44-date with violet seals, and in one instance,
one round from 44 with violet seals and one from 44 with green seals. All
I have seen from 1945 until the change to the M/39b loading with red seals,
have had the the green seals in various shades of that color.

Commercial rounds even with the M39/b headstamp such as the NORMA round,
generally do not have visible, colored seals. There are exceptions, but few and
far between. I am talking about rounds made before and during WWII era.

John Moss