A military small & medium caliber ammunition collection

.50 BMG Unknown

.50 BMG API-T  Unknown  profile view..50 BMG API-T  Unknown  head view.


ProjectileFMJ, GM, red over silver tip, 1 smooth crimping cannelure
Casebrass, taper crimp Markings: (black ink) SBC .5-6/61
Primerpercussion, rounded, brass, ring crimp, black annulus
NotesThe tip appears to be red but on close inspection it is actually red over silver with most of the silver worn off. The "/61" portion of the case text is extrapolated from a reference in Fuchs' .50 BMG book. According to Fuchs, the primer/primer crimp suggests Italian manufacture but the SBC case stamp may indicate manufacture by Squires Bingham, Phillipines.