Austro-Hungarian 7,9x57 stripper clips


#1

I’m currently re-scanning my cartridge clip collection which gives me the opportunity to look at the things anew. The last time I did this comprehensively was in 2010 and I’ve only scanned new additions since then, as I don’t keep the clips to hand but rely on the scans it’s been quite an interesting exercise, albeit a bigger one than I expected. I’m also taking advantage of a new edition of Photoshop and doing the top and bottom of each clip and joining the images together.

Here’s one of the questions thrown up so far;

Does anyone know the significance of the diacritical mark over the ‘A’ in the top image?

Peter


#2

Peter, it is the single acute accent used in the correct spelling of the factory name, that is Állami Hadianyaggyár (ÁH) in Csepel. Regards, Fede.


#3

NOT “Austro-Hungarian” (WW I & Before) but “Kingdom of Hungary” ( Regency-Dictatorship of Admiral Horthy, 1930s-1940s)

The adoption of the 7,9mm Patrone by Hungary dates from the Manufacture of 7,9mm calibre (jhv) Gew98/40 rifles for Germany in 1940-43, followed by adoption of the Same rifle as “43M” by the Hungarian Armed Forces, in 1943.

AH Logo is correctly described as Allami Haddianyaggyar of Csepel Island ( Danube at Budapest) formerly owned by a Jewish Family. Csepel was also the site of the Rifle and Gun Factory, Feggyver e Gepgyar, Makers of the G98/40 and 35M and 43M etc. ( all the same Mannlicher-Turnbolt derived action, 35M in 8x56R 31M cartridge, the others in 7,9mm sS Patrone. ( 43M?).

Regards, Doc AV