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box of 7.7 japanese ammo head stamped 44

Article about: found this box of ww2 Japanese ariska ammo 2 rds shy of full. i beleve its 7.7.picked it up at the flea market few months back wanted to share. it was a 5.00 purchase the box has Japanese wr

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    The 79 is to indicate the caliber....7.9x57mm which is the correct term for 8mm Mauser ammo.It was made in 1944.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    so it was made in 44. ever get a k98 guess will have some ammo to shot. the ammo is in good shape. thanks zwerge i apprciate the info.

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    I wouldn't shoot this ammo, deadeye. Although it would probably perform well, I think it's better suited for collecting.

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    yea, your properly right.

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    Quote by zwerge View Post
    The 79 is to indicate the caliber....7.9x57mm which is the correct term for 8mm Mauser ammo.It was made in 1944.
    Thank you. What about the 美 character; why "American Arsenal"?

    Cheers!
    --Guy

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    For reference IJA ammunition came in paper boxes like this, and was put directly into the ammo pouches box and all.
    十一年軽機関銃 と 実包の画像 - みりたーわーるど - Yahoo!ブログ

    Also the OP's box is this (US Manufactured ammo for KMT forces)
    THE CARTRIDGE COLLECTOR

    KMT, of course, used Hanyang 88 Rifles and Chiang Kai-shek rifles, as well as ZB26 LMGs, all of which used the 7.92mm Mauser ammo.

    The "44" is the manufacture year and the 7.9 is the calibre.

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    They were manufactured and given to both Guo Min Dong 國民黨 and Chinese Communist Force 共產黨, known as "七九美" (Chi jiǔ Mei) by the Chinese.

    美造 (Mei zo) - U.S. Manufactured
    七九 (Chi jiǔ) - 79 (In this case 7.9mm)
    机槍 (Ji Qiāng)- Machine Gun (Probably they were lack of this ammo for the CEZ or Chinese copy CBZ 26/CBZ30)
    尖彈 (Jiān Dn) - Sharp tipped bullet

    The word 机 (Simplified Chinese) 機 (Traditional Chinese), both words mean machine, engine or aircrafts...etc

    U.S. exported these ammo to Chinese forces in 1942, 1943 and 1944.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    Thanks for all that information, Taka san. Very good info!!

    --Guy

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    Any time, Guy san!

    Regards,
    Taka

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