7.92x57R Ball M87 possibly?


#1

I have what I believe to be a 7.92x57R Ball M87 possibly but not sure??

Case length: 2.240
Head diameter: 0.590
Base diameter: 0.468
Bullet with paper patch diameter: 0.317
Overall length: 3.245

Joe


#2

Joe, this is a sporting round designated 8 x 57 R M/88A.


#3

Fede,

Thank you very much, finally someone after 112 views! Now I can label it and put it in the drawer.

Joe


#4

So was this the DWM firm in Karlsruhe Germany that manufactured this round?


#5

Hi Joe, this cartridge was first made by Patronenfabrik Karlsruhe (short for Deutsche Metallpatronenfabrik Karlsruhe) and then by DWM. Its case number is 366B and was assigned c. 1891-92, and it was last listed in 1938 with an additional note saying “if in stock”. Regards, Fede.

It was discussed before in these earlier threads:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12609
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9706


#6

Fede,

Thanks again for the research and for the earlier thread links. Very interesting.

Joe