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Old September 30, 2021, 08:09 AM   #1
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Help needed Identify this Ammo

Hello,
Can anyone identify what exactly is the caliber and make of this ammo? I am unable to exactly match the dimensions with known Rimfire rounds. Found two of these at the flee market. Thanks.

Dimension:
OAL: 1.4270
Case length: 1.1560
Neck Diameter: 0.2310
Base Diameter: 0.2310
Rim diameter: 0.2820
Rim thickness: 0.0505
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Old September 30, 2021, 03:28 PM   #2
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It almost looks like someone had a .25 Stevens Long RF in mind when they concocted that one you found. That's about the closest I can find to your measurements. Maybe a Stevens got wet and shrunk up a bit?
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Old October 1, 2021, 04:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. Measurements of the .25 Stevens Long RF are not the same. This must be some other round. regards
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Old October 1, 2021, 02:24 PM   #4
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It is proportioned like a 6mm Flobert shotshell. I don't google one with a brass head and copper body, but otherwise that is what it looks like. I think somebody just stuck a handy bullet in yours.
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Old October 1, 2021, 03:33 PM   #5
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I have 2 that are exactly the same. They look like factory loaded. I found just a singular picture on the web from an auction some time ago and they had similar rounds but no other info with exception of the photo. This makes me think they are factory loaded and not modified Flobert.

Any idea on the make when you look at the stamp? Thanks for the feedback so far.

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Old October 2, 2021, 06:37 PM   #6
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They are French-made rimfires, by Gevelot. I don't collect them, but I did have one a few years ago but can't recall the details. Might be a 6mm Flobert, but not sure without a bit of research.
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Old October 2, 2021, 09:37 PM   #7
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The cartridge is: 6 mm Longue Portée

Also sometimes called: 5,6 mm Longue Portée or 5,9 mm Longue Portée

Headstamp is for the manufacturer: Société Francaise des Munitions Francie

https://forum.cartridgecollectors.or...ridge-id/37648
https://naboje.org/en/node/1906#historie
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Old October 3, 2021, 05:20 AM   #8
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jonnyc & JohnKSa...
You have both been of Absolut great Help.

I was unable to find anything on my own but you have managed to clarify with great detail. I might dismantle one of them just to understand better this round and more importantly to share my finding with other enthusiasts.

THANKS
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Old October 3, 2021, 05:26 AM   #9
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It may have some collector value. You may want to look into that before you take it apart.
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Old October 3, 2021, 06:24 AM   #10
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THANKS

Thought I upload a couple of good quality photos after cleanup.
For all your contributions, Thanks
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Old October 4, 2021, 12:24 PM   #11
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I think they are worth around $5 each.
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