7.92 x 57 Headstamp = Egyptian (Misr) 7.92 56


I searched the forums and found several HS, but not this one:
I know that Norwegian ammo-plant Raufoss exported a lot of 8x57, may this be one of those?
The case and the jacket resembles RA colors, but most likely a host of other brands as well.
Case lenght is 56,95 mm, bullet Ø is 8,02 mm
Any idea?

Made in: Egypt (Misr) 7.92 56

My .303 cheat sheet from the internet, would not download, so I took a picture.
Hope it’s useful.



Thank you guys!
Do you also have available when this round was produced in Egypt?


Thank you.
I see this round is manufactured 1956, was this the only year, or was the 7,92x57 manufactured over a period of time?

Ah, different question.
Egypt began transitioning to Soviet weapons in the mid 1950s, so I don’t think their production of most western calibers continued much into the 1960s, if at all. I’ll dig a bit and see if I can find a better answer.

Jon, not to forget the Czechs who also had arms business in Egypt and set up factories.

Great, thank you!

Lancaster - Egypt made the 7.9 x 57 mm cartridge at least in the years 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1963 and 1964. I had all those dates when I was collecting that caliber. There are several different headstamps.

John Moss

According to Elks, a Shoubra (27) catalog from the 1970s still offered 7.92x57 ammunition. I have never seen any examples that late, however.

Thank you all !