10.4x47R Italian Vetterli ID


#1

Please help identify a 10.4x47R Italian Vetterli cartridge. Headstamp is “V.S” at 12 o’clock, a 5-pointed star at 3 o’clock and “C-92” at 6 o’clock. Italian? manufactured in 1892? Any info would be helpful.

AKMS


#2

Yes, it’s 100% Italian. No books or files handy, but the VS is the initials of the govt. ammunition inspector, and the C is for Capua Arsenal.


#3

The star means that it has a berdan primer

Yes, it was made in 1892


#4

Many thanks gentlemen!

AKMS


#5

The inspector using the initials “V.Z.” is shown as “Unknown” on an Italian list of inspector’s initials, but it is noted to be only zeen on 1892-manufacture cartridges from Capua.