German 8mm Mauser Green/Red Ranging APTracer SmK
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10/28/2017 9:01 PM
Item 695137955
Location Bedford, NH 03110
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One box / 15 rds German 8mm Mauser Green/Red Ranging AP Tracer S.m.K. L'Spur ammo

Projectile : 154 gr. (10.0 gm) Full Copper Metal Jacketed Boat-tail Shaped Bullet with Pointed Tool Steel / Tungsten penetrator and Tracer / Incendiary element. The Two-part tracer element when ignited burns Green for 400 meters, then turns Red until about 900 meters.

This amazing development was made to facilitate ranging for ground units in pitched battles, especially over open plains where the optical illusion of foreshortening creates drastic miscalculations in range calculations for defenders of fixed positions. Military designation: 'S.m.K. L'Spur' [Grunrott] (translation: "Spitzer Projectile with Penetrator and Tracer element [Green/Red]")

Originally fitted with a pointed penetrator made of high grade Tool steel from Sweden, this ammunition was designed to penetrate armor plate steel of most Allied battle vehicles in the beginning of WWII.

The other innovative feature of the 'S.m.K. L'Spur' round was the 'Tracer element' which was constructed as a separate capsule and comprised of a series of flammable substances, buffer compounds and igniter or 'flare'. All of which operated on contact sparking the incendiary part of the equation.

Later in the war with the advent of 'steel shortages' in Sweden and delivery issues to the Third Reich, the later war production replaced the tool steel penetrator with the locally sourced Tungsten, which was abundantly available in Germany, and machined to the same tolerances.

These boxes for sale are from the late 'Thirties' during the massive industrial push of 'German Rearmament', when cartridge case were made of Brass, Penetrators of Tool Steel, and Uniforms of Wool.

Additional Boxes available to winning bidder with discounted shipping.

High grade solution for you 8mm Armor Piercing Ranging Incendiary Tracer firepower needs.

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Payment by USPS Money Order, bank check, Personal Check, or 'Discrete' paypal (invoice total +3.5%).

Winning bidder must provide DL or pistol permit proving age of 18 years or older.

NO SALES OR SHIPMENTS to AK, CA, HI, D.C., MA (no 'MA local' sales / pick-up), N.Y., or anywhere it is illegal to SELL / OWN / SHIP this item.

CT residents must send copy of a CT ID/driver’s license AND a valid CT ammunition certificate, valid CT long gun eligibility certificate or valid CT permit to carry a pistol or revolver.
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NJ residents required to furnish FID.


Winning bidder must contact seller within 3 days of auction close to arrange payment details and payment must be received within 10 days of auction close.

I will ship via UPS Ground within 1-2 business days of receipt of payment. Electronic Tracking, insurance and excellent packing is included.

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2.00 Pounds