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    7.62 x 54 marked M+FA QVC what is it?

    hi, can anyone tell me what this thing is please? Its 7.62 x 54, rimless, has a red lacquered head and headstamped M+FA QVC.

    many thanks, Dave
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    Dave, it looks like a 7.5mm Swiss Schmidt-Rubin. Are you sure it is 7.62mm? The rim shape and thickness are very characteristic of that round, as it the red lacquer on the head (which I think indicates tracer). MF+A I think is Altdorf arsenal. Regards, Roger.

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    QVC - Quatre vingt cinq - 1985.

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    sorry, you're right Roger, it is 7.5mm! And I have no doubt you're right about the rest of it too. Many thanks. Is it a military round, being tracer I guess it must be, but don't the Swiss date their ammo? Dave

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    ah! very good, I never thought of that, I knew I should have paid more attention to my latin at school. why can't they speak English like the rest of us?! Many thanks Jimiles, Dave.

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    Latin Dave?.....its French!
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    I know, and I didn't learn Latin at school either! I did have a stab at French though.

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    7.5mm L'Spur Patrone 11 and L'Spur Patrone 11/36 had the heads lacquered red but not a Swiss military headstamp that I recognise Dave

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    M+FA = Eidgenössische Munitionsfabrik, Altdorf, Switzerland.

    A brief discussion about and a listing of the 3 letter date codes can be found here: http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic...=11974&p=85352

    According to the ECRA Swiss Ammunition Group web site this is a 7.5 x 55mm match cartridge: http://www.ch-munition.ch/matchmun/mfrench/fmframe.htm and see the chapter entitled "Cartouches de match "Altdorfer"".

    There they show a picture of match cartridge case heads (with M+FA headstamps with date codes), one with green lacquer, one with red lacquer and one without lacquer. I don't know if color coding the cartridge case head has significance other than identifying these as match cartridges or the date range for such color coding.

    Brian
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    excellent bdgreen, I think we have it all now. Many thanks to you all for your contributions, Dave

 

 

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