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Picked these out of a box at a gunshow a few months back and need some help ID'ing them.I was also curious as to if they have any collector value.

First one I think might be Czech due to the Z mark



Next one appears to be FN made and looks like a 6.5 bullet



No idea on this one except it may be for a commercial Gew88 or Kar88?



Last one possibly a Kropatschek round?




Thanks ahead of time for any info you guys can give me on these.
 

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I had a small amount of kropatschek ammo at one time.Many of the cases had developed cracks and were definitely unsafe to fire. The bullets could literally be removed by hand. After removing the bullets was suprised to find smokeless powder. The cases had mixed dates running from 1912 and up to about 1928 if I remember right. Frank
 

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Kropatschek cartridges were originally BP from 1886 to about 1899, then they adopted a low grade Smokeless to maintain the pressure Levels. The Powder was gradually improved, and charges varied, to suit the pressure limitations of the Rifles from 1900 till obsolescence ( 1930?). Blanks, However, remained BP loaded, with a hollow wooden Bullet and a wad of compressed cotton wool.

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