Hi mate, I will copy my post from the other thread, I think I may have an answer.
Nice finds mate, I always enjoy your updates
The drum mag actually looks like a British Lewis gun magazine, but the rounds do look like 7.92 German rather than .303. I counted the 'bumps' around the edge of the mag and they match the Lewis mag at 25. Strange
Possible explanation - Lewis gun of Czech origin chambered for 7.92x57mm Mauser ammunition.
Thanks a lot mate! It sure looks like it. The rounds are indeed 7.92 Mauser rounds. Well done mate and thanks a lot for the help.
I also found a 1933 Mosin rifle and the bolt for it. Among other things
Glad to be able to help mate, I love a mystery like this to work out
In WW1 the German Army rebarreled quite a lot of captured British Lewis guns. Possibly reissued, post WW1, to a Baltic state?
This i don't know. I found this magazine in Smolensk/Russia. There have been both German and Soviet forces on the positions where i found it.
Last edited by Datrus; 09-20-2013 at 07:29 PM.
I agree with Kradspam.
Me too. We also found a lot of Polish stamped(with Polish eagle) 7.92 ammunition on some other positions in the general area.
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