7.92 clips


#1

I don’t collect clips but I have a few, taken apart from ctges boxes.
I would like to have some info

I found many 7.92 different kinds:

  1. Two parts clips
    a)outside brass, inside nickel steel. Who is : Δ 32 ?
    b) outside galvanized steel, inside galvanized steel
    c) outside galvanised steel, inside plain steel
    d) outside nickeled steel, inside nickeled steel. Who is I ? Who is : no hstp ?
    e) outside blackened steel, inside nickeled steel. Who is : ?
    f) outside brass, inside brass (flat). I have SB in circle and Z in circle. but who is : no hstp ?

  2. One part clip. no hstp. Which model is it ? Who did make it ?

  3. Are they other German models ?

  4. all the 7.92 clips have 3 dots on each side. Right or not ?
    Thanks
    JP
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#2

[quote=“jean-pierre”]I don’t collect clips but I have a few, taken apart from ctges boxes.
I would like to have some info

I found many 7.92 different kinds:

  1. Two parts clips
    a)outside brass, inside nickel steel. Who is : Δ 32 ?
    b) outside galvanized steel, inside galvanized steel
    c) outside galvanised steel, inside plain steel
    d) outside nickeled steel, inside nickeled steel. Who is I ? Who is : no hstp ?
    e) outside blackened steel, inside nickeled steel. Who is : ?
    f) outside brass, inside brass (flat). I have SB in circle and Z in circle. but who is : no hstp ?

  2. One part clip. no hstp. Which model is it ? Who did make it ?

  3. Are they other German models ?

  4. all the 7.92 clips have 3 dots on each side. Right or not ?
    Thanks
    JP
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Jean-Pierre,

followed by a date such as 49 or 50 comes from Czechoslovakia.

SB in a circle is Sellier and Bellot, Prague. Z in a circle may be Zbrojvka, Brno, Czechoslovakia.

The one piece clip is probably the 1904 model. If unmarked it is probably Turkish, especially if the manufacture is a little rough.

“I” on its own, seen on 1904 chargers is Spandau.

7.92x57mm clips usually have three lugs on each side, however Portugal, China, Czechoslovakia, and probably others, made two-lug versions. The standard German, two-piece clip is known as the Model 1898 or DWM Ladestreifen 3C. This clip was also used for 6.5x58mm Portuguese, 6.8x60mm Chinese and 7.9x33mm Kurz.

gravelbelly


#3

Thanks Dave !
therefore, if I understand well any clip with length = 57.6, width = 13.25 and 2 or 3 lugs is for a 7.92 mauser (or a 6.5x58mm Portuguese, 6.8x60mm Chinese and 7.9x33mm Kurz).

I measured some of my clips : the length varies from 57.15 to 58.85
and the width from 13.15 to 13.40.
(these measurments are for clips having 2 or 3 lugs)
Is it normal?

thanks
jp