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An Old-Time Cartridge..38-55

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    Quote by KriegMann View Post
    Just wondering zwerge, does the writing in marker on the case of the rounds subtract from the value?
    I don`t believe it does,it rubs off very easily.....Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    No, not generally because it can easily be removed with solvent. I write the headstamp of all my rounds with a fine marker on the case so I can easily identify them when lying in the drawer.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Very nice old ctgs, Pete.
    Best regards, Thanos.

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    I would date the Martini-Henry round to the 1950/60s and the SFM Vetterli round to between the wars.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Here`s a couple of 9mm cartridges from Winchester,these are the old Truncated Cone hollow point type,Win. stopped using this HS marking around 1930,the one on the left has the letter W impressed in the bullet.
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Fine old ctgs, Pete...Keep on please...Best regards, Thanos.

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    Some 5.56x45 drill rounds and a stripper clip, or charger if you prefer......Pete.
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Very nice 5.56 drill rounds...Haven't seen before...Is the 'annulus' rubber 'o' ring and polysterine?
    Thank you for showing...Best regards, Thanos.

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    Hi Thanos,the "primer" appears to be polystyrene the same as the "bullet".It must be formed that way as it is too big to be a firing pin impression.....Pete.
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    Thank you for the answer and sorry for miswriting the polystyrene...
    Best regards, Thanos.

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