Who made this, and is it a Flobert?


#1

I believe this is a 6mm Flobert, but the rim is so thick that I’m not sure - could be an internally primed centerfire, but I wouldn’t expect the headstamp to be in the center of the head if it was. The headstamp is a raised ‘A’ - does anyone know who made it?


#2

Guy, I believe this is a French i/p cf Adaptor cartridge produced by SFM. There are two very similar ones both with “A” hs. It is either a:

6.5x8R Albini Adapter (FR80) intended for use in an adapter for the 11mm Albini M87 Rifle. This has a 6.3-6.5mm bullet diameter, 8mm rim.

or

5.5x7R Comblain Adapter (FR75) but is about 0.5mm larger in overall dimensions. It has a 5.5-5.6mm bullet, 7.4mm rim


#3

WBD,
The bullet on this one is about 6.3mm, and the rim is right at 8mm, so if it is an adapter, it must be the Albini. Thanks.