Frankford Arsenal studies of German 7,92x57 (drawings)


#1

In the Leeds archives there exist a number of short monograph studies of foreign ammunition, the largest number being of captured German 7,92x57 cartridges of various types.

From Report No. T1780 (cartridges carried headstamp P249 39 5*)

From report No. T1781 (cartridges carried headstamp P120 37 40 S*)

From report No. R330

Peter


#2

Peter, great find! Thanks a lot for sharing!


#3

enfield56,

Great drawings, thanks for posting!

Brian


#4

Thank you for posting the drawings. You have to wonder if they knew the filler was White Phosphorous,and did they section the bullet under mineral oil? When we had 5"/54 White Phosphorous projectiles in my magazine,we hand a powder tank filled full of Copper Sulfate to place a “smoking” projectile into it so it would not burn down to the explosive filler and set it off.


#5

Thank you Peter.

Joe


#6

Right up my alley! I have some French studies of various and sundry that I pulled off the Internet.


#7

Here’s another drawing that I missed first time around.

From report No. &.1795 (cartridges carried headstamp P413 38 11 S*)

Peter


#8

Excellent prints. Thanks for sharing with us. -Ger