[quote=“phil12”]Regarding the different SFM factory dwgs for the 7.92 caliber, the manufacture average lengh, must be comprised between 27.50 and 28.00 millimeters and the weight between 9.90 and 10.10 grammes. If I compare to dwgs from measurements taken on german manufacture , i find an average of 27.88 /27.99 and 9.90/10 grammes
But SFM DWG 7299 for an unknown contract in 1927 shows a lengh of 27.50/28.40 with a weight of 9.70/10.30
Note in Zeichnungen zu der anleitung zur anfertigung der munition 88 fur handfeuerwaffen bei
artilleriedepots ( Berlin 1894/1917 ) we have 28.00+0.40 -0.50 for the lengh and 10 +0.30 grammes. You see nothing is frozen !
Now about destination ( SFM made ): several tenth of millions were made during WWI to be used with arms captured by the allied , for rifles and MG ; to which can be added ammunitions in 7.92 cal for MG during the period WWI/WWII for example Darne MG by the french air force; later on, for small arms used in Vietnam and Algeria by French troups. For foreign contracts , Poland , Czechoslovakia, Croatia… and several south american countries ( with commercial hstp )[/quote]
Thank you for interesting answer.
My specimens (6 pcs) has bullets with following data:
Length - 27,05-2,30 mm
Diameter - 8,12 mm
Weight - 9,97-10,05 grams
Could you inform me what was the name (in French) of this cartridge in SFM drawings?
I think this cartridges was made after WWI, because they was found in the WWII trenches in Ukraine. It’s not a typical manufacturer of 7,9x57 for Ukrainian digged cartridges. So I will be happy to get as more info about them as possible.