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Ammo type Help

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by NoKY guy, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. NoKY guy

    NoKY guy Member

    Hi I have not posted on here but I look and read everyday. I know you guys know your stuff so I bring these to you to help me identify what they go to.
    The two pictures on the left are of the same shell, the third one the markings on the bottom say sa 76 7.5 for the one on the left and the one on the right is a 7.5 svizz.

    I found these going through some of my dad's things that I didn't know I had after he passed away. To tell you the truth I am not sure why he had them either.

    Thanks for all your help.

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  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

  3. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    The revolver cartridge on the left APPEARS to be a 38 Special loaded at Frankford Arsenal in 1960 (F A 60, with a NATO acceptance mark), but your pictures are too blurry to even read the headstamp on the rifle cartridge; the recessed ring is usually seen on French rifle ammo, but we'd need a clearer picture to know for sure.
  4. NoKY guy

    NoKY guy Member

    Better pictures of the rifle shells

    The first picture i uploaded was horrible so here are some better ones of the headstamps and a size comparison.

    Thanks hso for moving this as I didn't know this section was here.

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  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    The head-stamp date is 8 09 = August 1909.

    It is too short for a .38 Special, so it has to be a .38 Long Colt, which was the official GI issue revolver caliber in 1909.

    The other two?

    I'm going with 7.5x55mm Swiss military cartridges.


  6. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    OK, it looks like the softpoint round is a 7.5x55 Swiss cartridge loaded by Fiocchi (which is why "Swiss" is spelled weird), and the other one is a military7.5x54 French FMJ ball cartridge.

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