I’d like to show you guys these two interesting Chinese 7.92mm cases I found the other day.
The headstamps of these two are both chinese character “机” which means “machine” though the right one is a bit worn-out, indicating that they are to be used in machine guns, probably with sS type projectiles.
The most interesting thing is that there are turning tool traces in the bottom of both cases especially the right one, showing that they are re marked, the initial headstamps were cut off and then “机(machine)” were marked on it. Besides, the flash holes are also different, indicating that they are different types of 7.92mm Mauser cartridge before reloading.
My guess is that they were reloaded in Liberated Zone (communist controlled area) during Chinese Civil War.