7.5x54 mm French Mas


#1


7.5x54 mm, steel jacket with lead core, headstamp - V over S/C over Y/2/30 (plus VE/CY/1/32) Unknown French factory
Bought these at a show cheap because stuck to a magnet. Took awhile to figure out what it was, and my first real rifle was a Mas 49/56 sniper. Should have knew it.
The cut one was in the best condition of the 5, all LIVE rounds. Mangled primers, unseated bullets, and black soot inside of cases.


#2

The sectioned bullet shown is the early type made without a crimping canneldure. Later on the the 1930s this was added. Jack


#3

The crimping canneldure of sertissage appears in 1934.
For the headstamp see on the site:
municion.org/7_5x54/7_5x54.htm