7,65x17mmSR "* Z * 7.65" segmented headstamp

What does it say at 12 o’clock?
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I think it’s the Czechoslovakian Z
Dan

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Agreed.

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I agree as well. The same headstamp style is found with “PS” (Povazske Strojarne), as well

John Moss.

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Here is the one in my collection.
Zac5220 5220

Zac, you have a better “Z”.

Here is the box. There manufacturer is Československá Zbrojovka a. s., Brno.

7,65 mm Browning

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A few variations.
Z 7.65
a center dot
a high dot with the narrow Z
a steel case with lower dot
and a plain looking one
Dan

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Dan, interesting variations, thanks for sharing. The box in the picture contain a mix of “center dot” and “lower dot” headstamps, but the latter with a brass case.

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Regards,

Fede

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Thanks Fede.
And I see the left one’s stars point more in and out, and the right one’s up and down!
Dan

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ZB Brno was the Owner of “Z”,
But the actual maker was The former J.Roth factory at Bratislava,
Changed to Municje a.s., firstin Bratislave, then bought by ZB, and moved to Povashke Bystrica, Slovakia ( 1936 ?) ; under German control 39-45, became PS ( Povaske Strojarne in 1946, (same location) continued as PS for sporting ammo under Communist control.
To be exact, Z was a subsidiary of ZB, , Brno did not manufacture any of the ammo at Brno.
The reason ZB acquired M, was to provide an alternative source of ammo for SA production and export.( to S&B).

Doc AV

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