Dutch contract with DAG for their Action Effect load for the Police ca 2004. This is a
different load from the German green tip Action 3 load from the late 1990s which also
had a green plastic tip bullet, but with a much smaller opening in the tip.
The Swedish red plastic bullet blank, was fired in a special ,blank firing barrel for the
Karl Gustav M/45 (Swedish "K") machine pistol. The bore diameter was 5,3 mm and the
red plastic (Bakelite) bullet was crushed to granules in the barrel and then pulverized in
the barrel end cap. The picture below show the barrel end of the Swedish "K" with the
blank adaptor installed.

The Swedish military also used a short range practice load (semiblank). With a black
plastic bullet and a ca 5 mm steelball in the tip. This load was intended to be fired
through the "blank fireing barrel" without the barrel end cap installed.
Illustrated below is a shot load in 9mmP made by  Ódor József. He used normal MFS
commercial cases and added his initials "OJ" to the headstamp.  Production seems to be
limited to the late 1990s. The box illustrated was produced in 1997.
Data on the Action 5 load by DAG and some associated training loads ca 2006
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This box is from Winchester and was used to ship Winchester 9mm Para cartridges to
China. The "Repack By" date of year 45 is based on the establishment of the Chinese
Republic in 1911 so the ammo would be repacked in 1956.

The cartridges in this box were headstamped W.R.A. 9 M-M and the load has a GM RN
FMJ bullet, brass case, nickel primer, purple PA and a four-stab primer crimp, with the
"stabs" being curved-top rectangles, not round.
The following letter lists the Canadian production sent to China during WW II. The list
includes 12.8M rounds of 9mm P, but this is not the Canadian made rounds
headstamped 9  MM  40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 45 which were actually made for the CIA
beginning not earlier than the late 1940s---another story for this site someday.

What were the headstamps on these cartridges???
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The Boxes illustrated below turned up in Australia and were apparently procured in
1940 by the Dutch government-in-exile and shipped to their forces in the Dutch East
Indies. One box is standard DWM pre-WW II commercial and could have been bought
anywhere. The black lines on the box end imply production immediately before WW II,
although I don't have an identical DWM Karlsruhe box in the collection, I have a DWM
Berlin box with the same type end but in a different letter style, but this box was filled
with military headstamped cartridges dated 1940.

The other box is more interesting. The cartridges have the common WRA 9 M-M
headstamp, but the load is a CN jacket, truncated bullet. This is the only CN jacket
truncated load by Winchester that I have in my collection, although there are some
tinned jacket truncated loads with the much earlier WRACo headstamp. Note that the
previous RWS, FN and Kynoch contracts for the Vickers Luger in the 1920s and 1930s
all used CN jacket truncated bullets. These identical loads show up rarely in the blue
commercial boxes used for the Dutch contract so apparently there was some
production overrun which was sold commercially.

The Dutch overlabels are particularly interesting. They apparently wrapped entirely
around the boxes and were then coated with a tan wax. My boxes have had the was
partially removed so the labels are visible and most of the wrapping removed.

The label on the DWM box is Merk (lot) A2-40 implying a 1940 date and the cartridges
(with RN bullets) are listed as nr. 7. The label on the Winchester box is Merk A1-40,
and the cartridges (with truncated bullets) are listed as nr. 5. It would be interesting if
the Dutch collectors could shed some light on these labels.