Chinese 7.92 Headstamps


#1

I got these 2 Morgantowns ago, mixed in a collection of misc. rifle rounds. Just dug them out at the last SLICS show and they got buried among other detritus. Found them again today and thought to take a pic. Any comments welcome.


#2

Cartridge 1.: 2nd Month, 1937 “H” (? Hanyang?) don’t recognise Symbol ( Three balls in Ring?). Is it “S” cartridge or M88 (Hanyang) cartridge? See “Arming the Dragon” by, Dolf Goldsmith

Cartridge 2: “11 25” 11th Month, 1936; Star B??? see above Book.

Cartridge 3: 2-26 Second Month, 1937; Can’t decipher Characters, but 9 o’clock one often seen on other shells (?Factory?)

Chinese Year dates on Cartridges are 1911 (Republic) plus H/S number. ( to get Western years.)

Doc AV


#3

I do know about the dating, pretty common info.
According to Elks;
Far left is from Jinan (30th Arsenal)
Middle is from Hanyang
Far right is from Guangdong (Shijing, later 41st Arsenal). This last being later than previously recorded.


#4

Jon,

Just checked this one. You are correct. Well done.

Lew


#5

Well, Ken Elks was right. ;)