7,92 x 57 box from the spanish civil war (1936-39)


#1

An empty box dating from the spanish civil war (1936-39)

German designation (cal. 7,9 mm - SS bullet) but english language.

I don’t think these cartridges were made for the spanish war. Maybe they were current FN stock.


#2

And FN still used the same box style in 1950.


#3

I found this box. according to the label are from 7.92 x57 tracer - A/P, but inside it holds regular 7x57 cartridges.

War economy?

The cartridges are marked “M”



#4

I don’t think so. The box for 100 7 x 57 cartridges is well known.

I don’t know how somebody can think these cartridges are spanish production… and during wartime, no less.

Cheers,

Schneider.


#5

The issue is the labeling error.

Cheers.

David


#6

If the box was unopened when you found it, then it’s a rare labelling error. Shipping ball cartridges in a box labeled for AP-T ammunition (and in other caliber) is unacceptable.
The 7 x 57 boxes (100 loose rounds and 20 rounds in clips) had blue paper labels.

Cheers,

Schneider.


#7

Schneider, sorry to say that one of the two boxes I had of these cartridges, I myself unsealing.

Regards

David