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Author Topic: Anyone here an authority on 8mm headstamps/ammo?  (Read 177 times)

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Anyone here an authority on 8mm headstamps/ammo?
« on: May 18, 2017, 11:55:09 AM »

Have a few of these rounds; I think they are armour-piercing, not really sure.





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Re: Anyone here an authority on 8mm headstamps/ammo?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 01:59:00 PM »
Not me but thank goodness for google!

I think you have Kynoch (I.C.I.), Standish, UK (1943-1944)

Here is a great head stamp reference guide.
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Re: Anyone here an authority on 8mm headstamps/ammo?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 02:51:44 PM »
Yes, I got that much, but I'm not clear if it's AP or what. The primer coloring seems to be for AP...?

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Re: Anyone here an authority on 8mm headstamps/ammo?
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Yes, I got that much, but I'm not clear if it's AP or what. The primer coloring seems to be for AP...?

Thanks, Joel.
if you mean that green stripe around the primer. That is a sealant to prevent moisture from getting in the case. 

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Re: Anyone here an authority on 8mm headstamps/ammo?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 08:46:38 PM »
Yes, I realize that , but  sealant color is often used as an identifier as to the type of load.  See the link in the op.
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