Chinese 7.7x58


#1

I knew I had the round on the left, but got the round on the right just in-case. I was pleasantly surprised to see the headstamps were significantly different. Hooray! These Chinese headstamped 7.7x58 Japanese rounds are pretty scarce.


#2

Very nice finds.
This is the first time I have ever seen photos of post WWII production 7.7x58.
I knew the Chinese made them, but I had never seen one.
Gregg


#3

I have seen a drawing of another Chinese headstamp in 7.7x58 in a completely different style, but I haven’t seen the cartridge. I believe Norma and either Prvi or Igman have also produced the round commercially.


#4

Even scarcer is the Chinese .45 Auto round with the 7.7 headstamp on it, but it exists. Also with 6.5 headstamp and 7.9 headstamp. I have the last one in my own collection, but not the ones with the Japanese-caliber headstamps.

John Moss