Need help to ID three 9mmP cartridges


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Odd Job
February 28, 2010, 08:04 PM
I have been going through my stuff, sorting odds and ends and I found some loose unfired projectiles which were previously in loaded cartridges. I have pictures of the cartridges at the time that the bullets were removed, so I am hoping that the images can be used to identify the cartridges. These are all 9mm.

Number 1 is this cartridge stamped AMT97:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/AMT97pic1.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/AMT97pic2.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/AMT97pic3.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/AMT97pic4.jpg

Number 2 is this cartridge stamped FC (small hollow point, no post inside):

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/JHP1pic1.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/JHP1pic2.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/JHP1pic3.jpg

Number 3 is a long shot, not much info, just says '9mm':

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/9mmpic2.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/9mmpic1.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/Odd_Job/9mmpic3.jpg

I got these all as loose rounds sometime between 1997 and 2002 in South Africa. I have also asked on the IAA forum. As these are modern cartridges I am hoping that someone here will know what they are.

Thanks in advance.

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gau5
February 28, 2010, 09:11 PM
fc is federal 115 gr

Rifleman6555
February 28, 2010, 09:21 PM
AMT is listed as AmmoTech (Ammutechse), Wierda Park, Centurion, Republic of South Africa.

This website is useful for a lot of headstamp researches.

http://cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm

-v-
February 28, 2010, 09:24 PM
The FC one is federal's 115 gr +P+ cat. no 9BLPE round. You can find it for $25 for 50. Its good ammo, has established itself as a very-capable "man-stopper" in shootings. I think Atlanta PD used it as their standard-issue round for a while as well.

NG VI
February 28, 2010, 10:20 PM
#2 is the 9BPLE for sure. 115 grain JHP, I think rated in the neighborhood of 1300 feet per second.

351 WINCHESTER
February 28, 2010, 10:24 PM
#2 is not Border Patrol. If it was it would be marked as such.

Odd Job
February 28, 2010, 10:40 PM
Thanks gents, that seems solid. Does the Federal JHP go by any other name?
Will try to get more info on the AMT.

NG VI
February 28, 2010, 10:41 PM
Who said Border Patrol?

351 WINCHESTER
February 28, 2010, 11:07 PM
BPLE = Border Patrol Law Enforcement

-v-
February 28, 2010, 11:47 PM
9BPLE is the catalog part id number of this loading. As I understand it was used by the US border patrol for a while. It also goes by the "Hi-Shock" line of ammunition.

351 WINCHESTER
March 1, 2010, 12:22 AM
It was originally known as the Border Patrol round as it was made for them by Federal. It's a highly respected 9mm sd round even in it's standard pressure loading.

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