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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by LightningMan, May 22, 2010.

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  1. LightningMan

    LightningMan Member

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    The 5, 9mm rounds I picked up at a gun show today? The head stamp is as such;( 51 bxn - + 7 ) They are steel cased & have a steel jacket, as I checked with a magnet. My best guess is that it is German military, mfg. in 1951. Anybody know? BTW if this needs to be moved to reloading feel free, I felt this was the most watched handgun section so that is why I posted it here. Thanks in advance, LM.
     
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    you should avoid buying ammo of unknown origin at gunshows.
     
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    The jacket isn't steel, the core is.....or at least, you better hope that's the case!
     
  4. LightningMan

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    First I don't plan on shooting it & its for my cartridge collection and I do believe it has either a steel core or jacket as the magnet sticks to the nose of the bullet. I thought someone may know by the head stamp. LM
     
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    bxn = Sellier & Bellot, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Factory in Zbrojovka Vlàsim,
     
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    Sellier & Bellot is good stuff. I am halfway through a brick of it and haven't had a misfire yet.
     
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    There's lots of military ammo out there with soft steel jacketed bullets with a copper plating over the steel and a lead core. Nothing wrong with it, won't hurt your rifling. A lot of supervised ranges won't allow it though.
     
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