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Odd 9mm bullet?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Marc257, Sep 24, 2009.

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  1. Marc257

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    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:
     
  2. GRIZ22

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    Sounds to me like it's a proof load with the red band and blue ring.
     
  3. atblis

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    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.
     
  5. Marc257

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    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'.
     
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    can you post some pics?
     
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    How about that one? It's in the link Atblis posted, but the headstamp doesn't match.
     
  8. atblis

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    I seem to remember seeing purple sealant on Israeli stuff before.

    EDIT: Finding mentionings of the Pakis and South Africans also using purple sealant.
     
  9. GRIZ22

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    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?
     
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    Red with a blue annulus sounds like Incendary/tracer... interesting.
     
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