7.9 x 57 - another question


#1

I’m sorting through a mixed group of 7.9 Mauser today and am finding a few oddballs. Here’s one with a hollow point, which I assume is a later modification to convert for sporting use. The case is showing the effects of internal corrosion that has been discussed here. I am stumped by the lightly knurled ring around the case. The headstamp is P Va1 9 34?


#2

I believe it is a 7,9mm IT ( Brandgescho


#3

Think the knurl on the case signifies it’s reuse. Usually seen on a blank loading, this one might have been reloaded with a sporting bullet after use as a blank??? The case is of the correct era for use with this knurl mark.


#4

Guy, it was hard to get hunting ammo in Germany after WW2.
They pull of the bullet, in your case a blank 33 Sorte 1, and loaded it with hunting bullet.

Dutch


#5

Thanks to all for the information.


#6

If you look at the primer crimp you can see that this is not the original primer as the horns of the crimp are missing.