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Cartridge of the Month November 2007
8 x 58R Krag-Jorgensen
Specimen and photos courtesy of Paul Smith
The initial case type was adopted by the Scandinavian countries in 1889 and used in until the 1950's. Denmark
This is a Danish tracer round, M 08/40. The identification is the white painted head and red tip (which has rubbed off). The projectile weighs 12.5 g.
Note the use of a copper cup to hold the trace material and a brass washer to close it.
The headstamp of this round is 19 V.I. 39 40 HA, and this shows the white painted head used as an identification feature.
Jean Huon, Military Rifle and Machine Gun Cartridges, p.145
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