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    Hello all,

    Not sure if this is the appropriate location for this post, but we'll see...

    Can anyone tell me more about this DWM tin? I'd be interested in an approximate age and what exactly the contents were? Obviously some type of ammunition or primers (based on my limited knowledge of the German language).

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    Thanks for any insight!

    -Brandon
    Looking for the following magazines and/or their spares:

    1906 Navy: 6135
    1914 Erfurt LP.08: 4422a
    1916 DWM LP.08: 3194a
    1917 Erfurt: 860i
    Mauser G Date Navy: 2069f property number N1220
    Mauser G Date: 1208a

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    That is outstanding!

    I'd say primers like you said, but we have several german readers / speakers here.

    Re-looked at the picture
    zündhütchen = primer
    Floberts were like single shot target guns. 9mm - so, not sure

    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Tinker View Post
    That is outstanding!
    Ed,

    I thought it was a neat little piece of DWM history. I appreciate the help in deciphering what exactly it held. Too bad the contents are gone.

    -Brandon
    Looking for the following magazines and/or their spares:

    1906 Navy: 6135
    1914 Erfurt LP.08: 4422a
    1916 DWM LP.08: 3194a
    1917 Erfurt: 860i
    Mauser G Date Navy: 2069f property number N1220
    Mauser G Date: 1208a

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    It's a tin for fifty 9 m/m rimfire BB cartridges for a Flobert pistol.

    Very cool! Too bad it's empty.
    Mike C.

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    You can still buy that type of ammo today.
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    Mike C.

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    Life member: NRA, OVMS, VGCA
    Member: NAPCA, N-SSA(Veteran)
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    Quote Originally Posted by m1903a3 View Post
    It's a tin for fifty 9 m/m rimfire BB cartridges for a Flobert pistol.

    Very cool! Too bad it's empty.
    ...and now we know. Thanks Mike!
    Looking for the following magazines and/or their spares:

    1906 Navy: 6135
    1914 Erfurt LP.08: 4422a
    1916 DWM LP.08: 3194a
    1917 Erfurt: 860i
    Mauser G Date Navy: 2069f property number N1220
    Mauser G Date: 1208a

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    Only thing I can add that the caliber is not bound to handguns. Many 6 and 9mm Flobert single-shot rifles are still in widespread use and sale in many countries where there are strict gun laws/restrictions. Nobel is the largest producer. The 9 mm comes in a round as well as a Spitzer type bullet. It is rather specialized manufacturing so some of it is repackaged Nobel manufacture.
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