Belgium use of 7,65x53mm?


#1

I am searching for facts about the Belgium military use of the 7,65x53mm cartridge: Since its introduction in the Belgium pattern of the Mauser model 1889, the bullet weight has change a few times. It seems to have been originally introduces with a 211 grains round nose FMJ and followed later by a 155 grains type S FMJ-BT ball and a 174 grains type SS FMJ-BT.
Can anybody assist me with time periods for use of the different bullet types, drawings of bullets and whether it was used in MGs? Any information will be highly appreciated.


#2

The German field manual for enemy ammunition (D50/8a) mentions only the round nose model 89 (bullet 14.0 g) and the sS type model 30 (bullet 11.25 g), but no equivalent of a light spitzer (S type) ball cartridge in Belgian army use. Tracer, AP tracer and AP also have model year 30.

Edit: both model 89 and 30 ball are listed as being used in machine guns.


#3

JPeelen: Thank you very much for your help!


#4

Some items to look at they may or may not be of help-

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11727&hilit=belgian+7.65+x+54mm

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10038&hilit=7.65x54+Argentine

iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.ph … it=belgium

iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.ph … it=belgium

gigconceptsinc.com/files/DMK-Cat … W_Copy.pdf

gigconceptsinc.com/files/DWM-Cat … wn-cvr.pdf

gigconceptsinc.com/files/SFM-1900-Green-cvr.pdf

cartridgecollectors.org/content/ … %20UMC.pdf


#5

@bdgreen: Thank you very much for the references, which are very interesting.