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Hirt L7A1 9mm SMG Dupe Loads?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BBDartCA, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. BBDartCA

    BBDartCA Active Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Hirtenberger L7A1 SMG Ammo. I shot some of this when overseas. Very hot (45000 PSI?). Supposedly over 1500 FPS with a 124g FMJ. Looking for a duplicate load for my Uzi & Sterling. Anybody have anything close? I'm not sure its imported any more (see below). Thanks

    "Department of the Treasury
    ATF Office of Public Information

    For Immediate Release FY-97-6
    Contact: Vickie Saunders Date: November 7, 1996


    Washington--The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has been advised by Hirtenberger AG, Hirtenberg, Austria, that certain 9Xl9 mm
    caliber ammunition produced by Hirtenberger is unsafe for use in any handgun.

    The ammunition, designated L7A1 and produced ln the years 1990 through 1992, was produced for the British Ministry of Defense specifically for use in submachineguns under adverse conditions. The ammunition was loaded to produce pressures far in excess of that intended for use in handguns.

    The manufacturer advises that up to 12 million rounds of this ammunition has recently been sold on the world surplus market. The ammunition can be identified by the following head stamp located on the bottom of the cartridge case

    12 O'clock position: HP
    3 O'clock position: 90, 91, or 92
    6 O'clock position: L7Al
    9 O'clock position: the marking of a cross within a circle

    This ammunition should not be fired.

    We are not aware of any of this ammunition being imported into the United States. ATF will take action to prevent the commercial importation of this

    For additional information, contact, Mary Jo Hughes, Chief, Firearms and
    Explosives Imports, (202) 927-8320. "

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