318 blowout


#1

Moin,

What could be the reason for this recess in the neck? Has anybody a fired case?


#2

Dimensions?
Headstamp?

Ray


#3

Ray
13x94SR necked down to 7.92mm (kind of a wild cat)

The Germans reversed the 8-13 (x94) to come up with the 318 design designation (I think that’s what I remember reading just recently)


#4

Is the shoulder an accident or on purpose?

Reminded me of the 7mm Vom Hofe SE.

Ray


#5

Was that an official wartime experimentation? What fired this round?


#6

[quote=“sksvlad”]Was that an official wartime experimentation? What fired this round?[/quote]It was an ‘official’ cartridge fired by several AT rifles, among them the PzB 39.
home.scarlet.be/p.colmant/polte318.htg/draw1.jpg
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerb%C3%BCchse_39
Soren


#7

And not to forget the MG 141.


#8

Wow! A machinegun for that round? Each belt of ammunition must have been supplied with a new barrel!

As to the original question, perhaps the damage to the shoulder was from restraining the case while pulling the bullet from the live round?

Dave


#9

Yes very interesting - was used in some Panzer II - it is converted MG 151.

Check this

ww2incolor.com/forum/showthr … 357&page=5