Thanks. Chinese capture is what I figure also. They sure captured a lot of Chinese weapons and other ordnance.
Here is the picture that was sent to my 30+ years ago.
Francis C. Allan Lynn Anne Allan 20 Courtney Place Palm Coast, FL 32137 386-445-4225
June 15 |
Dear FCA…the reference to "Japanese Stock"could be in relation to the 1937-38 Japanese acquisition of German MG15 Aircraft Gins and Subsequent copy manufacture of them as the Type 98. As they didn’t yet make 7,9 ammo (made later) they would have acquired some 7,9 from Europe for Trials, and eventual use
( they did the same from Italy for 12,7x81SR Breda for initial use in Ho 1 ( BMG copy) cannon ( BPD 37 & 39).
Why Hungary?? Germany was fully engaged in Build up, and also SCW. So a “semi- covert” Headstamp ( from Csepel Factory of AH—Budapest) fit the bill.
(Germany ceased military aid to China in 1937, so to avoid embarrassing questions, its aid to
Japan ( under the AXIS agreement) remained initially Covert.
Wheels within wheels!!