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    Bullet lubricant

    The samples I have of original 7.35mm ball ammunition have bullets coated with a fairly heavy waxy lubricant - I seem to remember that the 6.5mm ammunition also had waxed bullets. However, I haven't been able to find any source explaining what the Italians' reason for applying the wax was, or the formula of the stuff.
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    The Swissicon GP11 ammo has the heavy wax bullet seal to this day. I had not read or heard of Italians issuing lubed bullet ammo? I wonder if it's for machine-gun use or the like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havenot View Post
    The Swissicon GP11 ammo has the heavy wax bullet seal to this day. I had not read or heard of Italians issuing lubed bullet ammo? I wonder if it's for machine-gun use or the like?
    The GP11 is lubricated at the case mouth only, while the Italianicon ammo has a waxy coating on the bullet itself: heavy enough to be scraped-off with the thumbnail. I believe the GP11 wax is intended to help ease extraction in the straight-pull Swiss action, which does not have the powerful primary extraction camming of the turnbolt actions. The Italian waxed bullet is still a puzzler.



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