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6,5x55 All
IDnumber  38  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 prj m/94  Projectile form    Projectile weight  10,10 Gram  Projectile material  Copper nickel plated steel jacket. Led core.  Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings    V0 mps  700 mps  V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is the first type of projectile for sk ptr m/94.  
IDnumber  39  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 slprj m/39  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material    Projectile type  Tracer  Colour markings  Red tip  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is the early red tip marking of the tracer. Was later changed to White tip. The projectile illuminates with red between 100800 meters.  
IDnumber  40  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 slprj m/39  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Jacket of tombac plated steel Core of ?. Tracer compound.  Projectile type  Tracer  Colour markings  White tip. Black primer.  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is the later marking of the tracer projectile. The projectile was earlier marked with red. It illuminates with red between 100800 meters.  
IDnumber  41  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 prj m/94  Projectile form    Projectile weight  10,10 Gram  Projectile material  Jacket of tombac plated steel. Led core.  Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings  Light blue tip  V0 mps  700 mps  V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    The blue tip tells that it is intended only for peace time training. It is of lower quality than wartime ammunition.  
IDnumber  42  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 prj m/94  Projectile form    Projectile weight  10,10 Gram  Projectile material  Copper nickel plated steel jacket. Led core.  Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings  Green tip  V0 mps  700 mps  V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    The green tip ammunition is "not for automatic weapons". It is of low quality in manufacture and mechanical quality. The green tip is the early marking of the projectile. Later the colour was switched for dark blue. The cartridge is probably made 1939, it is only from that year I found boxes with this colour marking.  
IDnumber  43  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 prj m/94  Projectile form    Projectile weight  10,10 Gram  Projectile material    Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings  Blue tip  V0 mps  700 mps  V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    The blue tip ammunition is "only for peace time use". It is of low quality in manufacture and mechanical quality. The dark blue tip is the later marking of the projectile, the earlier marking was green. The cartridge is made ca 194045.  
IDnumber  44  Caliber  6,5x55  Model    Projectile form  Ogival  Projectile weight    Projectile material    Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings  Black projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is a unknown cartridge to me. It is a early experimental round were the case is made 1917 by Marieberg ammunition factory (That does not mean that this round is manufactured that year) It has a blackened projectile. If that is the materials original colour or if it is coloured in that way is unknown to me. It is either a trial smoke trace round, or simply a projectile with a new kind of material in the jacket.  
IDnumber  45  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  lös ptr m/14  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Wood  Projectile type  Blank  Colour markings  Green projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This blank ammunition is intended for automatic weapons. I’m not sure, but I think it is harder loaded than the ammunition with red projectile.  
IDnumber  46  Caliber  6,5x55  Model    Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Wood  Projectile type  Blank  Colour markings  Black tip, green projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This blank ammunition is intended for automatic weapons. I don't know what the black tip means, but a theory I heard is that it is representing a tracer round in a MG belt.  
IDnumber  47  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  lös ptr m/14  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Wood  Projectile type  Blank  Colour markings    V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is a standard model 14 blank ammunition, but in the "white", an unpainted wooden projectile. It is intended for bolt rifles.  
IDnumber  48  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  lös ptr m/94  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Wood  Projectile type  Blank  Colour markings  Red projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is the first type of blank ammunition for 6,5x55. The tip of the bullet is round and is similar in shape to the m/94 ball bullet.  
IDnumber  49  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  lös ptr m/14  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Wood  Projectile type  Blank  Colour markings  Red projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is just another projectile form of the blank ammunition in use.  
IDnumber  50  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  lös ptr m/14  Projectile form    Projectile weight  0,5 Gram  Projectile material  Wood  Projectile type  Blank  Colour markings  Red projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant  Kspexkr I/O,30  Propellant weight Gram  0,30 Gram  Propellant weight Grain    This is the early form of blank projectile m/14 with strait neck on the projectile.  
IDnumber  51  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  lös ptr m/14  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Wood  Projectile type  Blank  Colour markings  Red projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is the last type of blank cartridge m/14 with a neck on the projectile.  
IDnumber  52  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 pprj m/41  Projectile form    Projectile weight  7,3 Gram  Projectile material  Core of tungsten carbide  Projectile type  Armour piercing  Colour markings  Black tip and primer.  V0 mps  950 mps  V0 fps    Propellant  Kspkr I/0,55 pbr  Propellant weight Gram  3 gram  Propellant weight Grain    The production for this ammunition were running during 194344 and it was expensive for the time, 1,20 SEK per piece, equivalent to 24 SEK in today's value. The high price was due to the exclusive material in the core, tungsten carbide, and the difficulties to form this material.
The ammunition was issued for snipers, and at 1956 each sniper was equipped with 40 pieces of PPRJ and 40 pieces of sniper grade ammunition prj m/41.
The PPRJ ammunition is not of sniper accuracy, it is really an AP ammunition to gain a better capability against hard targets. The accuracy is given as within 18cm2 at 100 meters as an average, tested in 200 series, shot with 10 rounds in each series in the delivery tests. Also, the trajectory is different between the PPRJ and the standard 6,5 m/41 projectile, so the shooter needs to readjust the point of aim when used. The ammunition is intended against lightly armored targets as personnel carriers or shields at artillery.
The only indication of use outside the sniper category is the AmReg 1943 catalog for the marine. Here it shown up for both rifles and all of the marines machine guns. The publication after, 1946, the AP is removed from the marines AmReg again. This short period of display on the catalog makes me wonder it it was actually introduced in the marine, or if this was only a intention.
Even if the PPRJ cartridge generates a higher Pmax of 3500 atm compared to an standard m/41 ammunition that has a Pmax of 3300 atm, the PPRJ can be used in all of the 6,5 mm weapons in use in the Swedish army.
The penetration capacity of the 6,5 PPRJ is actually better than that of the AP of the more powerful round, the 8x63. The core of the 6,5mm PPRJ projectile has a better form for penetrating hard targets.
The V25 of the 6,5 PPRJ in a m/96 rifle is 950 m/s to compare to the V0 of 8x63 PPRJ that is 810 m/s.
As some examples can be mentioned a penetration for 100 meters and 90 degrees impact angle results in:
140 mm of concrete
1617 mm of HB 500 steel armor.
28 mm of HB 130 steel plate.
The same test for 300 meters and 90 degrees impact angle results in:
120 mm of concrete
8 mm of HB 500 steel armor.
2225 mm of HB 130 steel plate.
In 1956 there were still 3.800.000 PCS of PPRJ on stock.
Ref:
P M angående 6,5 mm sk ptr m/94 pprj m/41
Amkat 1949
AmReg 1943 Marinen
AmReg 1946 Marinen  
IDnumber  53  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  kptr m/12  Projectile form    Projectile weight  0,6 Gram  Projectile material    Projectile type  Training  Colour markings    V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant  Gexkr II/0,30  Propellant weight Gram  0,5 Gram  Propellant weight Grain    This is short range training ammunition m/12 with a wooden core. If you look closely at the bottom of the wooden core you will see NP stamped there. Could be Norma Projektilfabrik. The case is also stamped "E" for "Ersättning", "substitute", so this case is made in steel. This kind of ammunition is for short range training of cadets and for indoor practice shooting. The projectile shown is rifled in the sides. It is because the projectiles were reused after fired. There is also a later model of the projectile with a jacket only without the wooden core.  
IDnumber  54  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  K ptr m/99  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Led  Projectile type  Training  Colour markings    V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This short range training ammunition is designated in 1899 and has a small led projectile. It was used for short range practice.  
IDnumber  55  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  6,5 mm sk ptr m/94 prj m/44  Projectile form    Projectile weight  4,0 Gram  Projectile material    Projectile type  Training  Colour markings    V0 mps  V25 = 680 mps  V0 fps    Propellant  Gexkr III  Propellant weight Gram  1,0 Gram  Propellant weight Grain    Short range practice ball ammunition. Is used in a distance not exceeding 100 meters.  
IDnumber  56  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  6,5 mm. l. ptr. m/16 f. krev.  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Wood  Projectile type  Grenade  Colour markings  Blue projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This blue dyed, wooden projectile 6,5x55 cartridge is the rifle grenade for the Krevadkarbin m/16 were altered for the 6,5mm caliber (in origin, the rifle were in the 8x58RD caliber).
A Krevadkarbin m/16 is an altered Remington m/6789 rifle with a "cup" on the end of the short barrel to hold the krevadpatron m/16. There is a rod on a chain attached to the rifle that is used to push out the empty case as the rifle is missing an ejector.
The krevadpatron m/16 is a simulation grenade that after being fired will detonate with a bang and a smoke cloud simulating an artillery attack.
The full designation of the cartridge is 6,5 mm. lös patron m/16 för krevadpatronkarbin. [2]
There were 22.661 cartridges in stock 31/1 1942 [1] but I have still not found a box of this cartridge, only single pcs.
From 1942 the cartridge to be used is specified as the standard m/14 blank cartridge. The later cartridge will give a slightly longer throwing distance. [7]
[1] SAN rapport 2/4 1942
[2] Artelleritidskrift 1916
[3] Amregister 1944
[7] Amregister 1942  
IDnumber  57  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  lös ptr m/14  Projectile form    Projectile weight  0,6 Gram  Projectile material  Wood  Projectile type  Blank  Colour markings  Green projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is the first form and colour of blank round m/14  
IDnumber  58  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 prj m/41 Prick  Projectile form    Projectile weight  9,07 Gram  Projectile material  Jacket of tombac plated steel. Core of led.  Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings    V0 mps  793 mps  V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    Projectile m/41 was fist made for sniper rifle m/41, but it soon replaced projectile m/94 as the standard projectile. The form of the m/41 gives much better ballistic performance than the outdated m/94 projectile.  
IDnumber  59  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 prj m/41 Prick  Projectile form    Projectile weight  9,07 Gram  Projectile material  Copper nickel plated steel jacket. Core of led.  Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings    V0 mps  793 mps  V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    Same ammunition as above, but with a different material in the jacket of the projectile.  
IDnumber  60  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 prj m/41  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material    Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings  Blue tip  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    The blue tip ammunition shows that this is a"only for peace time shooting". It is of low quality in manufacture and mechanical quality. The blue tip is the later marking of the projectile, the earlier marking was green.  
IDnumber  61  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 slprj m/41  Projectile form    Projectile weight  7,78 Gram  Projectile material  Copper nickel plated steel jacket. Core of ?. Tracer compound.  Projectile type  Tracer  Colour markings  White tip. Black neck. Black primer.  V0 mps  790 mps  V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    slprj m/41 replaced slprj m/39. The projectile illuminates in red for between 100800 meters.  
IDnumber  62  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 slprj m/41 red Ing  Projectile form    Projectile weight  7,78 Gram  Projectile material  Jacket of tombac plated steel. Core of ?. Tracer compound.  Projectile type  Tracer  Colour markings  White tip. Black neck. Black primer. Half of the case head is black.  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is a tracer with reduced load. Its for spotting targets. Gives a red light.  
IDnumber  63  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 h?gtrycksptr  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material    Projectile type  High pressure  Colour markings  Black case head.  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This cartridge is used by a weapon technician to test if a weapon is fully healthy. The pressure of this cartridge is much higher than a standard cartridge, and an unhealthy weapon will fail the test. Please observe, do NOT use this cartridge yourself to test a weapon, it can cause severe injury  
IDnumber  64  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  sk ptr m/94 prj m/41 Prick  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Copper washed soft steel jacket, led core?  Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings    V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is a special one. It seems that the projectile and case is copper washed. It is made 1944 in the Karlsborgs ammunitions fabrik. This is the only one like it i have seen. Experimental?  
IDnumber  65  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  Pack test  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material    Projectile type  Pack test  Colour markings    V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    The pack test cartridge is used by the factory to trim their packing machinery. Therefore it is a copy of the standard cartridge with no powder or live primer. It is differentiated from live cartridges by being fully chromed.  
IDnumber  66  Caliber  6,5x55  Model    Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Plastic  Projectile type  Gallery  Colour markings  Blue projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain      
IDnumber  67  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  6,5 mm blindpatron m/06  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material    Projectile type  Inert  Colour markings  Black projectile and case  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is the 3:rd inert 6,5 mm model, established in 7th of March 1907.
It is made in brass, with a pin of wood in the core.
(INV 46468 in Armemuseum)  
IDnumber  68  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  blind ptr  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material    Projectile type  Inert  Colour markings    V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This inert round is without the typical green projectile that is standard for the modern inert round. The 2 groves around the case are where it should be. The cartridge is "blind", without primer and propellant. The cartridge is made for safe practicing with the weapon.
This special round marked "VPT 41" is made in Finland for the Swedish government in 1941.
VPT is short for "Valtion Patruunathedas" in Lapua, Finland.
One big thanks to John Giles, California for this picture!
 
IDnumber  69  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  blind ptr  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material    Projectile type  Inert  Colour markings  Green projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    The inert round is easily recognized with its green projectile and the 2 groves around the case. The cartridge is "blind", without primer and propellant. The cartridge is made for safe practicing with the gun.  
IDnumber  70  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  blind ptr  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material    Projectile type  Inert  Colour markings  Green projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is a very late type of inert round. It is "cheaply" made without the 3 classical grooves in the case.  
IDnumber  122  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  6,5mm Blindpatron m/19 för ksp  Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material    Projectile type  Inert  Colour markings    V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This inert round is designated "6,5mm blindpatron m/19 för kulspruta", and is established 15 May 1919. The designation states it is to be used with the machine guns.
(INV 46469 from Armemuseum)  
IDnumber  141  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  Lös ptr m/94  Projectile form   Projectile weight   Projectile material   Projectile type  Blank  Colour markings  Purple projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant   Propellant weight Gram   Propellant weight Grain    This is the first type of the blank 6,5x55 ammunition, with the wodden projectile dyed dark purple. The same colour can be found on 7,5mm Nagant and 8x57 RD ammunition.  
IDnumber  151  Caliber  6,5x55  Model    Projectile form    Projectile weight    Projectile material  Plastic  Projectile type  Training  Colour markings  Blue projectile  V0 mps    V0 fps    Propellant    Propellant weight Gram    Propellant weight Grain    This is to be an experimental 6,5x55 intended to be a late style short range training ammunition. The case is stamped in 1960 and looks unused, so the year is probably correct.  
IDnumber  174  Caliber  6,5x55  Model   Projectile form   Projectile weight   Projectile material   Projectile type  Inert  Colour markings   V0 mps   V0 fps    Propellant   Propellant weight Gram   Propellant weight Grain    This seems to be an experimental/first production of its own kind. It has a shorter projectile than the live round or the standard issue inert coming later on. It is not only a by accident squeeze d round, as more identical rounds is to be found. I have no explanation of why the projectile is shortened.  
IDnumber  176  Caliber  6,5x55  Model   Projectile form   Projectile weight   Projectile material   Projectile type  Inert  Colour markings   V0 mps   V0 fps    Propellant   Propellant weight Gram   Propellant weight Grain    This is an inert round that has been upgraded to have the projectile painted green to follow the standard introduced in the 40th. It is originally designated “6,5mm Blindpatron m/19 för kulspruta”, but is used in all 6,5mm weapons by this time.
(INV 46469 from Armemuseum)  
IDnumber  177  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  6,5 mm Spetskula fm/06  Projectile form   Projectile weight   Projectile material   Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings   V0 mps   V0 fps    Propellant   Propellant weight Gram   Propellant weight Grain    This is the first spitzer projectile to be used on trial in the Swedish defence. It is designated spetskula fm/06, spitser bullet trial model m/06.
The projectile is spitz tipped with a straight sided flat bottom. It resembles in the design to the German sgeschoss  
IDnumber  189  Caliber  6,5x55  Model   Projectile form   Projectile weight   Projectile material   Projectile type  Training  Colour markings   V0 mps   V0 fps    Propellant   Propellant weight Gram   Propellant weight Grain    I cannot put a designation on this short range ammunition, as it is per definition not a standard round. It is most probably a kammarpatron m/12 trial construction, but I have no information at all about it.  
IDnumber  190  Caliber  6,5x55  Model   Projectile form   Projectile weight   Projectile material   Projectile type  Blank  Colour markings   V0 mps   V0 fps    Propellant   Propellant weight Gram   Propellant weight Grain    I really have no idea of what this might be, but as several is found I think it is legitimate. The case is produced by Marieberg in 1926, but it can also of been a reused one.
Courtesy Rude of Åtvidaberg collection  
IDnumber  207  Caliber  6,5x55  Model   Projectile form   Projectile weight   Projectile material   Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings   V0 mps   V0 fps    Propellant   Propellant weight Gram   Propellant weight Grain    This cartridge looks like it is manufactured a week ago. The truth is that the case is stamped in 1897. This is a production by K & C, Keller & Co, Hirtenberg, Austria.  
IDnumber  214  Caliber  6,5x55  Model   Projectile form   Projectile weight   Projectile material   Projectile type  Inert  Colour markings   V0 mps   V0 fps    Propellant   Propellant weight Gram   Propellant weight Grain    This is the second generation of inert round in 6,5x55, the m/99 (1899). It is a all brass construction and it is identified with the two rills on the projectile. It should probably have a empty primer in place, something that is missing on this example. It is manufactured by the Marieberg ammunitions fabrik in 1902.  
IDnumber  225  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  fm/06  Projectile form  Spitzer  Projectile weight  9,05 gram  Projectile material   Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings   V0 mps  759 m/s  V0 fps    Propellant   Propellant weight Gram   Propellant weight Grain    This is the first spitzer projectile to be used on trial in the Swedish defense. It is designated spetskula fm/06, "spitser bullet trial model m/06".
The projectile is spitz tipped with a straight sided flat bottom. It resembles in the design to the German sgeschoss. It were used as a reference for a long time, and were used in the trials of the developments of the 8x63 ammunition.  
IDnumber  226  Caliber  6,5x55  Model  fm/13  Projectile form   Projectile weight  8,8 gram  Projectile material   Projectile type  Ball  Colour markings   V0 mps  845 m/s  V0 fps    Propellant   Propellant weight Gram   Propellant weight Grain    This is a torpedo formed projectile from 1913, trial model m/13 It was a experimental type never been formalized.
I do not have much of data for this ammunition yet, but the box from 27 September 1916 states it to be a projectile "typ B" of torpedo type. The powder used is the "Gkr III", rifle powder type 3.  
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