8x57JS sporting load with GW headstamp


#1

This hs will no doubt be well known to those 8mm Mauser specialists. The following hs is on SP sporting loadings and looks factory genuine ?

According to my White & Munhall, this hs was also on 6.35mm AP and was unknown in my edition. Jorion & Reigenstreif believes the “G W” represents Gustloff-Werke (Hirrtenberger).

Can anyone positively confirm this ?


#2

Josef Mötz in his book lists this headstamp as:
GW Patronenfabrik Otto Eberhardt - Gustloffwerke, Hirtenberg / Niederdonau (auf Zivilpatronen um 1940 / on commercial cartridges around 1940)


#3

Thanks Phil, I should have checked Josef’s books.