Odd 9mm bullet?


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Marc257
September 24, 2009, 07:35 PM
Got an odd 9mm cartridge in a bag of 5.56 and .308 cases a friend gave me. The tip of the bullet is painted red with a blue ring underneath. The head stamp is LEW 06 and the primer is sealed with what looks like purple paint. Anybody got a clue as to what this is? I'll try to get a pic on here.:confused:

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GRIZ22
September 24, 2009, 08:05 PM
Sounds to me like it's a proof load with the red band and blue ring.

atblis
September 24, 2009, 08:29 PM
Blank or Hirtenberger?

Does is look like any of these?
http://www.amkat.se/9x19/9x19.html

Artiz
September 24, 2009, 08:55 PM
http://www.amkat.se/9x19/Sporlys586_00_pat2.JPG

http://www.amkat.se/9x19/Sporlys586_00_hst2.jpg

That's matching the information Marc gave, but not the LEW 06.

Calibre 9x19
Model 9 mm sk ptr m/67 slprj
Projectile form
Projectile weight 5,5 g
Projectile material
Projectile type
Colour markings Red tip, blue neck and primer
V0 mps 300 mps
V0 fps
Propellant
Propellant weight Gram
Propellant weight Grain
This is a newly delivered cartridge made 2000 by Hirtenberger, Austria. The colour is new with a red tip on the projectile (NATO standard) and with blue around the neck and primer.

Marc257
September 24, 2009, 09:46 PM
It does look similar to that one except the blue band is directly under the red, and the whole primer is coated with the purple 'paint'.

j-easy
September 24, 2009, 11:08 PM
can you post some pics?

griz
September 25, 2009, 09:23 AM
http://www.amkat.se/9x19/9x19_20.jpg

How about that one? It's in the link Atblis posted, but the headstamp doesn't match.

atblis
September 25, 2009, 12:22 PM
I seem to remember seeing purple sealant on Israeli stuff before.

EDIT: Finding mentionings of the Pakis and South Africans also using purple sealant.

GRIZ22
September 25, 2009, 02:06 PM
It could possibly be a nylon practice bullet. Is it red paint or is the bullet red material. Does the blue band scractch like paint or plastic?

highorder
September 25, 2009, 02:17 PM
Red with a blue annulus sounds like Incendary/tracer... interesting.

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