good morning gentleman
last week i bought a full box of 7,65 parabellum rounds.
now i’m trying to date this box…
as far as i know, the company name “Gustav Genschow & Co.AG” was established 1907, the Geco name and sign was established around 1920.
so at the first step i will date this box btw 1907 and 1920, because it is labeld “gustav genschow & co. AG” and has no “Geco” label on it
anyone out there who can narrow this down ??
all rounds have a *, D, * headstamp
my kowledge tells me this is not an military headstamp, so it must be an commercial one.
sturgees wrote in his book (page 1684) this will be a genschow durlach marking - without further precise dating.
so it seems that the content of the box could be original …
what me confused:
– in the thread (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10721) WBD wrote "…From the Erfurt Conference of 1909, Genschow was allocated the “D” letter for their hs representing production at their “Durlach” factory…"
so first i thought the “D” will be borrowed of the military genschow headstamp, so this should be a produktion date after 1909
but take a break, “D” was code for “munitionsfabrik dresden” (see sturgees page 1803)
so pls give me an educational advertising to this Point
regards from Austria … wolfganggo