30-06 french clip


#1

Aluminium made, adopted in 1950
Used in a Mauser for throwing grenades
JP

(courtesy J. Barlerin)


#2

Was the Mauser modified specifically to a grenade launcher? And why .30-06? I am interested because I have one of these clips in my collection marked “7,62-AP-3-52”.


#3

Yes it was a Mauser specially modified for that purpose
Short barrel with a cylindrical tube (tromblon) to hold the grenades.
The 30-06 ctges are with a translucent plastic case (you can see the aluminium crimped tube inside)
Two models were used with this gun.
JP

(courtesy J. Barlerin)


#4

Why did they choose to convert the Mauser to .30-06 instead of using 7.92x57?

I have some 7.5 MAS blanks like that, one with blue annulus and one with black annulus. Are these also for grenade launching?

The one with black annulus is strange, because the steel base dimensions are identical to 7.62x51, but the case profile matches 7.5 MAS. Did they find that the 7.62 steel base could be used for both calibres?


#5

you have 7.5 Mas blanks and 7.5 Mas Grenade throwing ctges.
Take a look on the tube inside.
If crimped it is for grenades. If not they are blanks
jp


#6

[quote=“Falcon”]

The one with black annulus is strange, because the steel base dimensions are identical to 7.62x51, but the case profile matches 7.5 MAS. Did they find that the 7.62 steel base could be used for both calibres?[/quote]

no.
7.62 head diam


#7

I just checked, here I definitely have a loaded 7.5 MAS grenade blank with a 7.62 NATO case head.


#8

I don’t know Falcon.
I stopped collecting variations in ammo about20 years ago.
sorry
Surely Philippe R. can answer you
JP