7.92 S.m.E. box


#1

I just got this box today, won in an auction on gunbroker. Full box of 7.92 S.m.E. Iron core rounds. Any one have any history on these rounds, like use? Rifle, MG, aircraft??? I assume the Iron core was used because of depleted steel reserves. Wasn’t a simmilar 7.92 iron core round loaded in WW I?

Thanks!
Steve


#2

SteveF,
the iron core was used for depleted LEAD reserves. Iron was not such a problem resource at that time.


#3

Thanks Hans!


#4

Stevef,

The SmE ( Spitzgeschos mit Eisenkern / iron core) was introduced in 1940 for the rifle and Mg. Your cartridges were made by Hugo Schneider A.G. Leipzig, Werk Altenburg / Th


#5

Thanks 451kr!!!