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Bullets not live but what is this from please


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Thanks I picked it up a long time ago 

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Thanks I picked it up a long time ago 

thanks 

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I know nothing of ammo, they look scary to me, but I have got a similar Nettar fold out camera. With zeiss ikon lens.

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I think they're French 8mm. Lebel  'Balle D's in a Hotchkiss MG strip. Being of a variety of headstamps, the strip's obviously been assembled later. They look a bit 'lively' to me.

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No they are all drilled 

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Indeed they are, all the way through!

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1 hour ago, peregrinvs said:

Live primers?

Dunno. Can't see where the drilling is.

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39 minutes ago, MikB said:

Dunno. Can't see where the drilling is.

I meant that they appear to be unstruck, so they could still be live if not neutralised in some way.

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13 hours ago, peregrinvs said:

I meant that they appear to be unstruck, so they could still be live if not neutralised in some way.

Yes. I don't know what would work - there's gossip about various acids, including vinegar. Oil only lasts until it evaporates, though it can be maintained by a sealed cartridge with oil-soaked rag/tissue/sand to keep up vapour saturation. Didn't especially want to start any thread-locker hares running over something possibly harmless.

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I have a similar strip for the Hotchkiss machine gun. My rounds are Balle N, which came out in 1932. Case necks are slightly larger diameter than Balle D. My Lebel R35 receiver is marked “N”, indicating that the chamber will accept these later rounds. My rounds are dated 1948, and were part of a surplus purchase from Syria. 

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