Date 7,63 Mauser Box


#1

Hello All of you.
I have found this old box and i don’t know when was made.
Can someone help me with this box?
When was made?

Regards, Pedro





#2

Headstamps are mixed… The ones with the stars… aren’t these Hirtenberger?


#3

Duqjans thanks for your help.
I think you have the reason with cartridges with " * " headstamp.
But i think original cartridges from box are Geco headstamp. I don’t know when was made the box.
Regards Pedro


#4


Quoting Fede: “My latest reference showing this “D” headstamp is Geco’s catalog No. 45 of 1929 (pre-Sinoxid) where it is illustrated together with the “D Geco D” headstamp (at left). This last headstamp is also shown in a drawing dated 1925 but as far as I can tell it is not illustrated in catalogs until this of 1929. Also, is still found in catalogs of 1939.”


Very Unusual GG&Co Box
#5

bdgreen Thank you very much for your Attention.


#6

Great box! Thanks for showing it. This headstamp is also known in 9x19mm, but is pretty hard to find. It is illustrated on a 6.35B drawing in a 1930 export catalog.

I have this headstamp on both Sinoxid primed cases and plain primers. E&B indicate the Sinoxid primer was introduced in 1926 and another knowledgeable source says 1928.

I think your box probably dates from the late '20s or early '30. Without a two letter code stamped on the back, or elsewhere on the box, perhaps inside the end flaps, it is not possible for me to date it more accurately.

I have never seen a 9mmP box for these cartridges.

Cheers,
Lew


#7

This post inspired me to another post

https://forum.cartridgecollectors.org/t/very-unusual-gg-co-box/27010

which includes the other early Geco autopistol headstamps after WWI. I believe the progression of headstamps is:
D star star
GG&Co D star (caliber) D star
Geco D ( caliber) D
Geco (Caliber) —which sometimes occurs with a variety of dots in different positions

Somewhere in that list is a headstamp:
GG&Co . D. . Which occurs on 9mm Para and may be pre-WWII

and Geco star 9m/m star

but I can’t place either of them.

Any help appreciated.

Cheers,
Lew