I have a few questions for you experts… I understand this cartridge is of German origin but it was used by many countries… Turkey, Belgium, and Argentina being the biggest users.
1.) I’ve been reading a rifle manual made by FN for their 98 series of rifle (no date on manual) They have the 173 or 174 grain bullet listed as a “streamlined pointed bullet with tapered base.” Which makes me believe it wasn’t round nosed. Am I right to assume this?
2.) A long while ago, I read that Belgium was issuing the round nose 7.65 Mauser version at the start of the second world war or maybe just prior to it. Would this round nose be the 1889 pattern, a 210 grain round nose bullet? Or a 174 grain ground nose bullet?
3.) I understand Mauser developed the original design in 1889. Did FN developed the light ball (154 grain) bullet? What year was the 154 grain bullet developed? I would assume prior to WW1?
4.) Who or what country/manufacturer developed the 174 grain 7.65x53 Mauser bullet? Anyone know a specific year exactly?
Thanks guys. I absolutely adore this cartridge but Wikipedia is less than useful for information about this cartridge… General information seems to be lacking in the internet about specific dates… Always appreciate any facts you guys share with me. Thanks.