7.92x57 APT


#1

Hello all,

Was the 7.92 Mauser APT round strictly a M.G. round, or was it Issued to ground troops with a bolt action rifle as well?


#2

I don’t know but why do bolt-action soldiers need tracer capability? I thought tracers were needed to guide a machine gun fire.


#3

Tracer is also used for target indication. For example; if a sharp-eyed rifle-carrying soldier spots a potential target hiding behind a rock amongst hundreds of other rocks he can point out that target to the rest of the squad by firing a tracer round at the target. The squad then put fire down on the area where the tracer landed.
Jim


#4

Yes, used in rifles. Several 15 round box labels are known indicating chargers. Perhaps Phil Butler would post a few. JH


#5

Here are a few German APT (S.m.K. L


#6

Wow, great boxes. I wish I could collect German 7,9… there is just so much interesting stuff out there! Never saw S.m.K “i.L.” before, but it does make sense. In modern military practice, a squad leader or platoon leader will often carry a magazine of tracers to mark or indicate targes for his troops.
Example: “Squad, concentrate your fire on my tracer rounds!”. No doubt this tactic was used during WWII also.

AKMS


#7

THANKS everyone for their input and pictures!!!

Steve