7.92 books


I would like to know if there is a reference book for non German 7.92x57 headstamps. Or if anyone has a link to a good site…thanks…paul.



Try this link:

Look on the left and see under:
:.Fuego Central / CF >8mm



thanks for the info, yes its a good site, I was looking for some of the Egyptian and other Arabic rounds…paul


This is also not bad:
amazon.com/7-9x57-Mauser-Amm … 1479345237

If the Link is down: 7.9x57 Mauser Ammunition for The Collector - Volume I: German WWII - 2nd Edition


Paul, I know its not really a ‘book’ but I’d suggest this forum is as good a reference as you’re going to find. There is a vast amount of information going back over many years which has been deliberated and fine-tuned by the world’s experts here - you’ve just got to figure out how to find it. And its free!


Jim …like the FREE bit! I thought there might be a check list somewhere, For a tick box collector its bliss to have something to work to! … paul


Hi Manuel…thanks for the link, i have that book and the one by Kent, I was hoping to find some thing for Non German headstamps. …paul.


Chinese Ammunition, 1870 to Present Day by Ken Elks has a chapter on Chinese made and contractor made 7.92mm ammunition. This book is still available: $60.00 plus $5.75 postage here in the US. For Canada the price is $60.00 plus $20.55 postage (in US funds). For other than the US or Canada, please contact Ken at: sp@elks98.wanadoo. co.uk Please make your funds payable to: Pete deCoux, 14940 N. Brenda Rd., Prescott AZ 86305-5619 [504]

7.92 x 57mm BESA, Britain by Tony Edwards, free online: sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/7-92mm-besa

As Jim pointed out above search the IAA forum as there are many posts on the subject, here is a recent post that may help in using the search function: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16092

Some examples of IAA forum discussions:

Brass suppliers for Polish Cartridges viewtopic.php?f=1&t=738


7.92x57mm “P C H” headstamp viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15869

Greek 7.9mm PCH headstamp. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8133&p=57678

Greek 7.9mm Hotchkiss. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10318&start=15

7.92mm Egyptian Color Code ID viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3937&p=26108

Persian 8mm Mauser Surplus Ammo viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15566

Chinese 8 x 57 with x in headstamp viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4654

7.92x57MM LOADINGS AND HEADSTAMPS OF YUGOSLAVIA. [7.9mm loadings and headstamps of yugoslavia)

7.92x57mm for Ecuador viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2759

West German 7.9mm headstamp question viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9987

7,92 without headstamp viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8616

Need help with id on 7,9mm Mauser cartridge viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3881&hilit=clandestine

Romanian 7.92 x 57 (7.92 x 56mm). viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77

8mm Mauser - Egyptian … maybe! viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9270

7.92 ?Canadian?? viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10284

The IAA Journal cumulative index: cartridgecollectors.org/?page=IA … tive-index Look under 7.92x57mm, etc. for articles

A discussion on Polish 7.92mm ammunition on another forum with good pictures: warrelics.eu/forum/polish-ar … -181504-5/

Turkish 7.92 x57mm turkmauser.com/ammo.aspx

Swedish 7.92 amkat.se/index.php?Env=Text- … lue_A=8x57 IS

So as you can see there is information out there but you have to search / dig for it and filter out the bad from the good info!