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A guide to headstamps

Article about: I thought I would do a quick guide to cartridge headstamps. I know many of us are well aware of what all the stamps mean, but some people donít and I think it would be useful to those people

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    I based my original identification on your statement in post #1 that the dimensions did not match 7.92x57mm ("...though dimensions are not exactly as those I found on the web") and the fact that it had an FN headstamp.

    As the case length does in fact match the 7.92x57mm then I stand corrected and that is what it almost certainly is. The fact that it was made by FN is still in keeping, as FN made millions of rounds of 7.92 on contract for many countries.

    Regards
    TonyE

    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    thanks anyway Tony. now it's clear about the rounds,unlike about the bolt. when first measuring the round I did not know how accurate the rounds should comply the drawing,the diameter of the bullet is quite difficult to measure due to deterioration

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    Hello to all,
    I am new to this forum.
    Found this while metal detecting in park.

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    Can someone help me with this casing...
    I think it is German WWII 7.92mm 1940 made in Germany

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    Another one - different time - style
    Austro-Hungarian ? 1898
    50 mm in length - about same caliber
    it is not center-fire ?

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    First one is a German 7.92x57mm made by Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbritzen G.m.b.H, Werk Sebaldushof, Sebaldushof, (P25). Brass case (S*) made as Lot 1 in 1940.

    Second is a 8x50R Mannlicher made by Manfred Weiss (W) in Budapest in May 1898. It was probably a blank as the two stab marks indicate two reloads.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Thank you Tony.
    I have another one from 1939 but it it is not complete.

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    It is about 54mm in length... bullet side is deteriorated.
    Not fired ?

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    And two casings which I don't understand ...
    S.F.M.
    two stars
    C and C backwards or 93

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    Clear scan of casing with stars - have only half of casings so no length

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    SFM is France ?
    Socit Franaise des Munitions, (Gvelot S. A.), Place Jules Gvelot, Issy-Les-Moulineaux,, France

    German occupation in WWII or export to Austria-Hungary ?
    Last edited by sdesic; 08-27-2013 at 11:13 AM.

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    The first one is probably an 8x56R Mannlicher (also called 8mm Solothurn) introduced in 1930 and used by Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria.

    The other two unfired cases are indeed made by Societie Francaise de Munitions and the monogram is made of two "G"s, one reversed, which was the old trademark of Gevelot.

    I cannot tell what calibre they are, but if 8x50R or 8x56R then possibly a contract for Austria.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Tony you are the best!
    Thank you I was thinking it was Russian or later Yugoslavia - stars and all
    I am in Bosnia and Herzegovina - we were occupied by Germans and left for Hungarian and Croatian forces.

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    More stars on right from 1948 ? Prvi Partizan Yugoslavia

    Don't know which one is left... 1926
    both about 56 mm in length

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