1942 cbc mg?


Would like to get the information on a 7.21 x 56.76 mm cart with two lines on the case and the

following HS
CBC MG 1 or a line 942


Sounds like the 7.2x56 Italian Experimental. This is listed on municion.org, and is the only cartridge on there that matches these measurements. Sorry I cannot help on the headstamp, although the date “942” has an Italian look to it.


I am rather inclined to believe that your round is not an experimental of any sort, nor Italian. I believe what you have is a standard 7 x 57mm Mauser round made by Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (C.B.C.) of Brazil.

I do not have a sample of their 7 x 57mm rounds at hand, but I took measurements from a known 7 x 57mm Mauser cartridge headstamped “F N T 1950” (F


John is correct. I have the exact round and headstmp in my 7x57 Mauser collection.


I didn’t realise that the date was supposed to be “1942”. I just saw “942” and thought it looked Italian.


Thanks Gentleman you hit it right on. Vic