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Game - Identify the Round I Have - 9mm - Thx !

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by jpohl402, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. jpohl402

    jpohl402

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    I was given this single round years ago by a friend. I just came across it again. 9mm hollow-point. The tip almost feels rubberized. I believe he told me it was a Teflon-piercing round. Does anyone know what this is, and does it have any significance? Who makes it?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Looks like a Federal Nyclad round, however, the profile is a bit different. Not sure. If the brass is Federal, though, it's a safe bet that it's Nyclad. The sides of the projectile are just straight, while the Nyclad rounds I have seen have some curve to 'em, that's my only reason for hesitation.

    I HIGHLY doubt an AP round would be of JHP design, though. That makes no sense what-so-ever from a physics stand-point.

    Even wierder is a 9mm round I found once. It appeared to be steel. Shiny, FMJ profile, didn't get along well with a fingernail or sharp object, and had the rust-spots on it to confirm it's material as containing steel/iron. No coating. I lost it a long time ago. I wish I hadn't, I would be curious what the hell it is.
     
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    ^^^ Interesting.
    Not sure if the brass is Federal.
    Obviously I don't have the case, and the only markings on bullet are on bottom - S&W and 9mm. That is all.
    Silver casing. Definitely a hollow point - though not a lead filled.
    But the tip just feels incredibly soft and somewhat pliable (like rubber.)
     
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    Probably Nyclad, just my guess, as the Nyclad is nylon-coated. That would explain the feel maybe.
     
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    It's NyClad -- NyClad was made with a Smith and Wesson headstamp for a while before it changed to Federal completely -- I believe Federal made it all along, however.

    It is definitely NOT armor piercing, but IS a half-way decent, standard pressure hollowpoint. Federal recently reintroduced the stuff in 2008 or '09 -- I bought a couple boxes at the local gunshow last year.
     

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    The round you have is a S&W brand 1st Gen 124gr Nyclad SWC-HP made in the 1970's. The purple/blue coating is nylon which reduces airborne lead particles.

    The 2nd Gen has a more rounded profile just like the Federal version from the 80's.
     
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    Wow from the 70's!
    Thanks gentlemen.
     
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    You don't have the complete address.