Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by msmp5, Dec 20, 2020.
If so, high chlorate, very corrosive.
Headstamp from the top.clockwise:
Maybe: wow, rayn, noon (w r n), first letter could be 'ayn instead of wow.
36 "shots" (this is a colloquialism) case 9mm Parabellum
Made of nitrocellulose powder
The word for "gunpowder" in Modern Standard Arabic. is al-barud. This packaging uses "boudrat", which could indicate a colloquialization of the English "powder" or the French "poudre" . The use of "shot" (talaqat) rather than kartoosha (cartridge) is also interesting. Use of Arabic-Indic numerals (rather than Western) might be more Gulfish than Levantine or North African.
Without more info, can't say where it's from or anything else. I would speculate that the headstamp reads Factory 27 and date of manufacture was 1975. Can't figure out WRN or Ayn,RN though.
All of the Egytian and Turkish surplus Ive tried over the years has been extremely unreliable and corrosive. Not sure where that stuff is from, but I wouldnt attempt to shoot it.
Nitrocellulose + nitroglycerine form "double base" smokeless powder.
The British used much double base Cordite and made special note of nitrocellulose powder in their ammo. There was once a lot of British influence in Egypt, maybe they followed suit.
Pull a bullet and fire the primer on a piece of brightened steel. (safety glasses and plugs)
Oh yeah, and be sure to clean that barrel right after.
Just in case Jim W and Nightlord are right.
More pictures of the writing on other sides of the same box....
And the best cleaner is water or a water based solvent.
If it rotted out bores that quickly NO government would use primers that corrosive.
Water then a normal cleaning.
The 9mm was hard primered probably designed for open bolt SMG's, there was usually several rounds out of every 50 that would take two hammer strikes to set the round. The striker fired Glock 19 had more failures and often wouldn't set off a round with multiple firing pin strikes. My Browning Hi Power and Beretta 92 have stronger than normal hammer springs and would set off rounds much more reliably.
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