Polte drawings of experimental subsonic loads from mid-1942. None of
these loads have been encountered.

Any further information on these loads would be welcome!!!

Drawings are courtesy of Rolf Foerster (foenifoerster@web.de)
The following three drawings are subsonic rounds using existing German bullets in the 1942 time frame. The
well documented green-case subsonic load uses a 150gr bullet that is considerably longer than the normal,
124 grain,  Patr 08 bullet
The cartridge illustrated below in drawing 9G-7 is the normal 124gr, lead-core service bullet with a reduced
powder load and a paper filler to take up the excess case capacity. This load would have a green case and a
GM color bullet.
The cartridges illustrated below in drawings 9G-7a and 7b are the normal 104gr, iron-core mE bullet with a
reduced powder load and a paper filler to take up the excess case capacity. This load will have a green case
and a black bullet
The cartridges, bullets and cores illustrated below are the unique, iron-core Wolff bullet an iron tail on the
bullet to reduce weight.. This load will have a green case and the bullet tip is white with a white band. Note the
evolution in bullet designs where the tail of the core in bullet 9G-1 was thickened and made more blunt
(probably to add weight) to achieve the 9G-2 bullet. The last bullet illustrated looks like a study to extend the
bullet jacket and perhaps reduce the length of the core.
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