6.5x55 Ammunition
Updated August 29, 2007



Skarp patron m/94 projektil m/94
(live cartridge m/94, bullet m/94)

This is the granddaddy of the 6.5x55 with it's 156 grain
(10.1 grams) round nose bullet. Velocity is 2450 fps in the m/96.







The m/94 cartridge was issued in this 10 round cardboard box, with 2 stripper clips.
Box is dated January, 1941.









10 stuck (pieces), 6.5 live cartridge m/94.
Not to be used with automatic weapons. Manufactured at ammunition factory #27
March, 1941.

Krut (powder), the powder type
and the year the powder was manufactured,
June, 1931.




Only for peace time training.
AMF #26 Lot 21/42
Manufactured on Sept. 16, 1942






Skarp patron m/94
m/41 prickskytte
(live cartridge m/94, bullet m/41)

This is the most commonly available Swedish surplus cartridge with it's 139 grain (9 grams) boattail bullet. Originally developed for the m/41 sniper rifles, it replaced the m/94 bullet for general use. Velocity is 2592 fps (790 m/s) in the m/96 rifle.


Skarp patron m/94 sparljusprojektil m/41

Standard tracer ammo for use from 100-800 meters







Left: standard tracer.

Right: Tracer with reduced charge.







1- m/39 Tracer (old markings)

2- m/39 Tracer

3- Not for automatic weapons. The cases used in these cartridges may be of less quality and may cause stoppages in automatic weapons.

4- regular m/94 cartridge. Headstamp: VPT 41. This was produced during the short peace period 1940-41, originally intended for Swedish Mausers used by the Finnish Army.

The VPT factory means "Valtion Patruunatehdas" the same place as Lapua ammo factory. It is now called Nammo Lapua, a part of the "Nammo Corporation" connecting Norwegian Raufoss, Swedish Bofors and Lapua.

Thanks to Risto van Finland for this information.



Lös patron m/14

Blank cartridge with wooden bullet. Rifles and machine guns were equipted with a device threaded on the end of the barrel to shred the bullet and to allow functioning of automatic weapons. The box shown is 20 rounds.



Lös patroner also came in these 10 rd. boxes.
World War 2 era.









The red-tipped wooden bullets are Lös patroner, blanks.
The green-tipped are an earlier designation.













Lös patroner m/94 (older style bullet shape).












Lös patroner in paper-wrapped 10 rd. package,
dated October 5, 1915, with stripper clips.








Inert cartridges for feeding, extraction and ejection testing.

The green "projectile" is shown in this cut-a-way. It extends the full length of the inert case for strength in cycling through various weapons.







Kammarpatron m/12

Gallery cartridge. The empty "cup" bullet weighs a little over
9 grains (.6 grams) with a velocity of about 1,673 fps
(510 m/s).





Left: m/12 Gallery Practice

Center: m/44 training cartridge

Right: steel-cup bullet variation of the m/12 Gallery Practice cartridge









Stripper clips for the 6.5x55






Two old timers.

Left: made at the state factory at Karlsborg in 1932.

Right: made at Keller & Company, Hirtenberg, Austria in 1901. The crown signifies a state factory.








The m/12 Gallery cartridges come packed in this sealed box of 1,400 rds. This box was packed in 1963 by Norma.
















Headstamp Codes:

24      Norrahammars Bruk, Norrahammar (cases only)
25      Vulcans Tandsticksfabrik, Tidaholm
26      Svenska Metallverken AB, Vasteras
026     Svenska Metallverken AB, Vasteras
027     AB Norma Projektilfabrik, Amotfors
32      Lidkopings Tandsticksfabrik, Lidkoping
070     FFV Vanasverken, Karlsborg
586     Hirtenberg, Austria
H        Hirtenberg, Austria
K&C    Keller & Co., Hirtenberg, Austria
SFM    Societe Francaies de munition, Paris, France
K        Ammunitionsfabrik Karlsborg
M        Ammunitionsfabrik Marieberg
N        Nordiska Metallaktiebolaget, Vasteras
Norma  Norma Projektilfabrik, Amotfors

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