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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 Denmark until the 1950's.

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.

 

References:
Jean Huon, Military Rifle and Machine Gun Cartridges, p.145


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  Revised 30 October 2007