7.5X54 MAS help


#1

What do I have? 7.5X54 MAS brass case, purple mouth seal, very sharp pointed olive green magnetic bullet. Head stamp: TE 3-67 S 7.5. Is this one of thier “super” AP rounds? Thanks, Tom.


#2

picture please if you want correct info
jp


#3

Hi Tom
I took a look on your pictures? But they are a little bite dark (about the bullet)
Anyway, if it is olive green bullet it is a ordinary load
If it is blachened bullet, it is heavy bullet
But it looks to be olive green lacquered.
JP


#4

Here is the classification of 7.5 Mas ctges which were in use in the Army

Ordinary:
brass (or green lacquered steel) case, tombac (or copper or green laquered) bullet

Heavy:
brass case, blakened bullet

Armor Piercing (only before WWII):
brass case, tombac bullet, green tip

Tracer:
brass case, tombac bullet, black tip
brass case, CN bullet, green tip
brass case (or green laquered steel) case, tombac (or CN) bullet, red tip

Armor Piercing Tracer:
brass case, tombac bullet, green tip

Incendiary:
brass case, CN bullet, blue tip

Blank:
1) for rifle:
brass (or bonderised steel or green laquered steel) case, green paper bullet

2) for Light MG:
brass case, natural wooden bullet
brass case (or bonderized steel or green laquered steel) case, blue (or pinky violet) wooden bullet

3) for Heavy MG:
brass (or green laquered steel) case, red wooden bullet
brass case, violet mallow wooden bullet

4) for rifle or Light MG or Heavy MG:
monobloc white translucent (or opaque) plastic case and bullet, cadmied steel base
monobloc milky white plastic case and bullet, aluminium base

Short range:

  1. brass case, round lead bullet
  2. brass (or aluminium) case, short orange plastic bullet
  3. for 73 mm or 3 1/2 inch LRAC: brass case (electric primer), round lead bullet
  4. for 75 (or 106) mm CSR: brass (or green laquered steel) case, CN bullet, yellow tip

Short range Tracer:

  1. for 89 mm LRAC: brass case (electric primer), CN bullet, red (or no colored ) tip
  2. for 89 (or 112) mm LRAC: aluminium case (electric primer), copper bullet, red tip
  3. for 75 (or 106) mm CSR: brass (or freen laquered steel) casqe, CN bullet, yellow on red tip

Grenade launching:

  1. for VB grenades: crimped brass case
  2. for Mle 48 grenades:
    brass case, natural wooden bullet
    crimped brass case
  3. for 22 mm tail rifle grenades: crimped brass case
  4. for anti riot grenades:
    monobloc white translucent plasticcase and bullet, cadmnied steel base
    monobloc green plastic case and bullet, aluminium base

Dummy:
nickeled brass case (one hole), nickeled brass bullet
chromed brass case (one hole), chromed brass bullet
monobloc blackened steel case (8 vertical grooves) and bullet

LRAC: lance roquette anti char (bazooka)
CSR: canon sans recul (recoiless canon)

jp


#5

Jean-Pierre,

Thank you again, you have given me a lot of new treasures to seek, Tom.


#6

I have a 7.5 MAS with a CN plated steel bullet (strongly magnetic). With black mouth sealant. Could it be an incendiary with the blue tip rubbed off? The headstamp is: “MR 31 1 D”.


#7

hi falcon!
no it is an ordinary bullet.

It is my fault, I forgot to put it.

Ordinary:
brass (or green lacquered steel) case, tombac (or CN or copper or green laquered) bullet

and I have made another mistake :

Armor Piercing (only before WWII):
brass case, copper bullet, green tip

Nota:
what I call copper is red color
what I call tombac is yellow color
what I call CN is either CN or “maillechort” (white color but not CN)
jp


#8

So I suppose by “CN” you also mean CN plated steel. My bullet is CN plated steel.