7.92 x 57 ? Spitzgeschoss Phosfor


#1

I try to identify the ammunition I just asquérir.
Thank you in advance for information…




#2

What you have is a German S.pr ( Spitzgeschoss Phosfor ) bullet loaded for the
Spanish civil war.

451kr.


#3

Léon, this cartridge was actually loaded at Palencia (FNP) in 1952 using German S.pr. bullets. It is also known with Spanish headstamps from the same era. Regards, Fede.


#4

Hello.
Thank you for identification


#5

Fede, do you have any knowledge / documentation about the use of SpR bullets used after WW1

As far I know, these bullets were not used by the German forces.

The P154 with the primer 30 could be made for Spain, the V B q from 1938 also.
But by the Polte from 1940 I am a little confused. We could make it easy to say it was export to Portugal, but I don’t have any evidence for this.

Rgds,


#6

Dutch, all I know about these cartridge is what is mentioned in Molina-Orea p. 711, and what I always heard from Spanish collectors. I have a picture of one of these cartridges headstamped F N P 7.92 - 952, which support the Spanish post-war loading mentioned in the book. Also, for what is worth, these loadings haven’t been found in Civil War excavations. Regards, Fede.


#7

The last 2 on the right are reloaded? Spitzgeschoss Phosfor on Austrian cases (X/X/X/7.9) with a stained purple tips.
The center of the projectile has a loose lead square “trefoil” that spins when fired, allowing the phosphorous out a weep hole that’s below the case mouth. Incendiary/ Smoke Tracer?
wolfganggross


#8

@ Fede, Thank you very much.
@ wolfganggross, Nice cuts and picture.

Rgds