Old, odd, interesting and/ or unique ammo

I'm going to keep updating this as I finally am digging through boxes of stuff from my main gun room at my other place.  Had to rapidly store every thing in the room a few years ago so a curtain drain system could be installed and never put it back.

This is just a few of the shitload of special, weird, rare, etc. ammo I have.  I know some other guys are into it too simply because we have traded stuff ( John, could I interest you in something for on of your 7mm Remington Magnum Velet explosive tipped rounds?  Why sure brother, whatcha got?  😎)

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I think my old 1956 Colt Trooper would love that .38 Special Nyclad. Though I suspect that’s not what you wanted my phone number for. 

And my Savage would love that Black Talon .308 though in all honesty it has shown a serious preference for 145 to 155 gr. ammo. 

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We are an all inclusive ammo thread.  All are welcome.

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I just happened to have about 5 boxes of 30s Sellier and Bellot 7.63 ammo on my desk when I saw this post, nothing crazy rare but it makes a good, heavy bookend and goes marvelously with my little Bolo Mauser back there.

I apologize for the crappy cell phone picture, all I have at the moment. It does fine in a lot of light but isn't as good indoors.

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Old school Black Talon - nice. I have about 6 rounds of .357 180gr Black Talon somewhere in my safe.

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I had a box of Black Talon 147 gr 9mm and 230gr .45, but they were stolen out of my storage locker along with Norinco .45, vintage Chinese 7.62x39 on SKS clips, Cheetah Zimbabwe 7.62x39, German 1939 / Greek 30's / Turkish 40's / Yugo 50's / East German 60's 8mm, and 4-5 sealed cases of Greek HXP M2 Ball along with thousands of rounds of more modern ammo. 

I literally have 4 rounds of Turkish 8mm left for my Kar98k. I fucking hate tweekers. 

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O.k., I'll play.

There's a bunch I'm not showing because I just don't have time before Christmas to root around my barn and pull stuff out for pics.  For what it's worth, there's Romanian, Turkish and Communist era Yugoslavian 8mm Mauser, Soviet era Polish LB, Bulgarian HB and Yugoslavian 7.62X54R, CMP .30-06 and 70s-80s Greek produced British .303, and several different types of wartime British .303.

The first group shows 1972 dated French 7.5 MAS ammo on stripper clips, 1936 dated Polish 8mm Mauser (I could KILL whoever wrote on that box...),  1939 dated Belgian 7.65mm ammo in separate boxes, one for rifles/carbines and the other for MGs.  The only difference is that the former are on stripper clips while the latter is packed loose.  Note the labelling in both French (for the Walloon part of the population) and Dutch (for the Flemish part).  The last box contains the short-lived 7.35mm rounds for Italian Carcano rifles and carbines.  

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The next set shows both a pre- and post-Anschluss box of 8X56R cartridges for Mannlicher rifles and carbines.  Note the different symbols used on the left side of the labels.  The Austrian national eagle is used on the box before incorporation into the Nazi Reich, while the Reichsadler on the other box is used after.  The stripper clips are similarly marked.

The other box is pretty exceptional and contains 8mm Lebel rounds for Greece's many French small arms they used before focusing on foreign contract-supplied Mannlicher-Schonauer and Mauser Model 1930 rifles.

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The next pic shows German produced 9X19mm and 8mm Mauser rounds.  The 9mm rounds are late production (1944), note the use of lacquered steel cases.  The 8mm Mauser ammo was made in 1938 and looks like it was made last week.  Pre- and wartime German boxes were marked in excruciating detail, down to propellant and primer types, among other things.  The cardboard box is a 'battle pack' of 300 8mm Mauser rounds in 15 round boxes.

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The next several pics show German wartime produced rounds in 6.5X53R Dutch Mannlicher.  The two types are on stripper clips ('Für Gewehr') and loose ('Für MG').  The purple tips on the clipped rounds are purpose made dummy/practice rounds using reloaded cases.  These were made at the FN factory in occupied Belgium and supplied the training needs of second- and third-line German troops that used captured Dutch small arms.  A contact of mine in Holland does WWII military archaeology there and recently published a site report from a small Luftwaffe radar installation that had it's own range.  His team recovered some of these same types of rounds at the site.

The crate you see has been around quite a bit.  It started life as a German type 88 (not Flak 88) ammo crate, as shown on the end.  It was used to pack the above described training rounds, as shown on the label on the inside of the lid.  It was recovered by the post-war Dutch military and used to pack ammo for their KNIL colonial troops in Indonesia.  It was later surplussed and shipped to a surplus dealer in Los Angeles, CA.

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The last one is a 1940 crate of 8mm Mauser ammo from the pre-war Kingdom of Yugoslavia.  This ammo was domestically produced and the 15 round boxes are sealed with the royal cipher of King Petar II.  

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Enjoy-

Pat

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Pat E,

Damn impressive collection. I was going to dig out two German produced 8mm Mauser ammo boxes, but now .....  .  

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Way cool Pat.  B0308, post them up brother.

Big Brown Truck dropped this off today.  My own stocking stuffers.

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 Joined: 28 Nov 2004: 0037hrs        Location: The worst run state in the U.S

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Relaying from MOJONIXON, message follows:

A pair of 50 BMG tracer rounds I got from my dad from his Ca. National Guard days. Notice the headstamp date. 1942.  

The big one is a 20mm dummy round used for cycling tests for the General Dynamics Phalanx weapon system now called the Close in Weapon System, I believe. 

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Especially the last is disappointing to me. I have a few fun things, but all store bought. See, my dad kept a few dummies and expended shells from his summers working at the weapons lab for his dad. And the first semester he was at college, mom literally threw away everything in his room he didn't take to his dorm, let out the room to some random stranger. Sitcom level bad mom bullshit. 

We didn't see that grandma but one, deeply eyerolling time to my dad, during our childhood. 

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shoobe01 posted:

Relaying from MOJONIXON, message follows:

A pair of 50 BMG tracer rounds I got from my dad from his Ca. National Guard days. Notice the headstamp date. 1942.  

The big one is a 20mm dummy round used for cycling tests for the General Dynamics Phalanx weapon system now called the Close in Weapon System, I believe. 

A big thanks to Shoobe01 as he was trying to help me figure out the pic posting deal. To no avail, though , as none of my devices or computers does the “Add Attachments” link show up below the compose box. 

Back story in the Phalanx dummy round. My old roommate worked for General Dynamics as an intern in the mid 80’s. His dad was the one who did all the groundwork on the electronics for this system but the technology passed him by and his son was able to figure it out and make it work, while still just an intern. He got both his electrical and mechanical engineering degrees about 6 months after this system went live and fully functional.

The .50 BMG rounds my dad had in a home made ammo crate along with  a dozen boxes of .25-20 Winchester soft point ammo and several boxes of paper hull .410 shot shells. 

I grabbed the .50’s for myself in about 1980, the other ammo disappeared to I know not where. I do have the home made ammo crate, though. 

Mojo/Mark
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