7.92x57 with Swastika on Headstamp?


#1

Can anyone shed light on the origin of this cartridge. Firstly sorry for the poor photographs.

It is 7.92x57, projectile diameter is .318".

Headstamp has a Swastika at 1200 o’clock, the numeral 6 at 3 o’clock, the numeral 24 at 6 o’clock, finally the letter B at 9 o’clock.

I have been told either Chinese or Estonian.

I only know how to post the link from photo bucket, I have no idea how you smart fellas get the picture to show on the actual page.

Thanks in advance for any help

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#2

Morton
On the Photobucket line/box that has IMG in front of it, copy and paste that line into your post. Or place your original link between a [ img ] and a [ /img ] (with spaces removed) code (this is what you get when you hit the img button above).



#3

Morten, This round is made by the Nanking Arsenal, now called the Nanjing or Jinling with the new versions of Chinese. This round was probably made for the Hanyang Rifle, the first M88 Mauser produced in China. Most Nanking headstamps include other markings, numbers (dates), letters and on occasion lines, which in some cases, may be reload marks.

Nice item!

Cheers,
Lew