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  1. Jap 99 advice needed

    Check to see that the firing pin safety has not fallen out of the bolt, that can cause FTF. Regards, JH
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  4. Pictures not showing..sorry. JH
  5. Like these? Northern AZ munitions makes 7,9x33 tracer. Regards, JH
  6. UPS ORMD not after 1 Jan. 2021 .... ?

    Yes, just different labeling. Just getting rid of the "ORM-D" label. Been in the works for a very long time. Regards, JH
  7. I always liked Mike, God speed. Regards, JH
  8. Yes, Privi Partisan. M-49,198 FMJBT, Berdan, corrosive. Has been reliable, though some lots are showing primers are degrading.(miss-fires) Dates run into the late 90's. JH
  9. Pictures not posting. JH
  10. Screws trimmed and installed. Still need to be staked and ground. Regards JH
  11. IIRC, M4. You can purchase at ACE Hardware. You will have to cut to length and trim the head. About $.25/each. Regards, JH
  12. As I said before, these later cartridges (1950+) seem to have softer case heads, allowing possible primer drops. On the plus side, they employ the improved case head and a visible anneal on the neck & shoulder. Season cracking of case necks was a common problem after 1946 or so, especially in 1947 dated lots. The best year, generally speaking, has been 1949. Besides still having tough case heads, that year is the beginning of the visible neck/shoulder anneal and the switch (about mid year) to a non-magnetic GM projectile. The MG-34 will tolerate a wide variety of loading's with the standard 11mm blast cone. German service cartridges have several bullet weights/lengths, including a number of HV loading's. All can be used in German ground guns in good condition. The Turkish ball loading's are duplicates of WW1 & WW2 (1939 only) and employ similar powders (2.0x2.0x.045mm) and projectiles. QC can be an issue though, with considerable variations in pressures & MVs. I have stopped using Turkish "S" ball in most of my MG's except for Maxims & ZB's, and then only lots proven to be OK. Regards, JH
  13. 7,9mm MKE month/year Regards, JH I forgot to add that this head stamp seems to first appear in 1953 on 7,9. I have various cases/lots from 50,51,52, and all bear the standard Turkish head stamp. My latest 7,9 MKE loading is dated 858 and is a guard load with an all RED case head. JH
  14. Inclusions in the case heads of the Yugo M-49 that have caused serious failures have appeared in nearly every year from both factories (#11 & #12) from 1951 -1965. No single year is better or worse; just luck of the draw. Sterile head stamped Yugo M-49 ammo ( just year dated) also has these defects. Some gunners have shot tens of thousands with no issues: it only takes one though. Confine these to bolt action rifles and wear eye protection. The Turkish "S" ball cartridge case was changed some time in 1944 with the web being thickened. In mid 1949, the Turkish NCS ball bullet was replaced with a GM (non magnetic) projectile. While the 50's dated Turkish employs the improved case head, I have found the case heads (1951-1955) to be quite soft, allowing for a good percentage of dropped primers from loosened pockets. IMO, our guns are simply to valuable to shoot these aging cartridges. Just my $.02
  15. The 1941 7,9 dou sS ammo you got is completely original, not reloaded. The rust is from nitric acid coming from the decomposing powder, which then attacks the steel case and bullet jacket. The stenciling on the cartridge case is a EU requirement, as the original head stamp does not show caliber. ZDh 88 (corrosive) primed. Might work OK, but I would not buy a lot. The next box might be an entirely different year/loader. Regards, JH
  16. The Ecuadorian 7,9 ammo was loaded under contract in Argentina for Ecuador in the 1950's. It is a heavy ball sS loading (198) & corrosive primed. It has had ignition problems from dying priming mixtures since first imported, though some have reported no problems. Best to avoid for MGs IMO. Haakster