Hebrew & arabic headstamp


#1

Hello,
I’ve some questions on the headstamps shown below.

The first is an israelian .50 BAT Drill. I know the hebrew “TZ”- and the caliber-marking.
Does “2-78” mean february or second lot in 1978?
An what’s the meaning of the hebrew signs lefthanded of the “.50”? If my sources are correct, it should be a number. But which one and for what purpose?

The second one is an 30 x170 case for the Hispano-Suiza HSS831 AA-gun. It says that it’s maybe an egyptian one (the egypts used french AMX13 DCA AA-tanks), but when I compare it with arabic small arms ammo headstamps I find no correspondence between them. So, any help in translation/identification of this headstamp is welcome.

Best Regards


#2

I believe your second headstamp is Persian/Farsi language. This conclusion is solely based upon one character at about 5 o’clock. This appears to be the number 5, it shape is sometimes described as an upside heart.


#3

The Hebrew to the left of the .50 is the word ‘TOL"AR’, the abbreviation for the phrase ‘TOTACH LO RECOIL’, or, RECOILESS CANNON.


#4

The second is Egyptian. The headstamp reads

12 o’clock: Egypt-M

3 o’clock: 30 mm

6 o’clock: 56-140
I think this is year-lot. At that period Egypt had “Misr” in the headstamp. In 1958 or 1959 the United Arab Republic was founded and from that time on they headstamped that as ج م ع

9 o’clock: N3
no idea what that stands for

Christopher, I’m with you, the 5 placed a big question mark in my mind. Arabic ٥, Farsi ۵. But the ٤ is 100% not the Farsi ۴.


#5

@Jon C.: Thanks a lot for the translation of the hebrew signs.

@christopherb. & Hans: Thanks a lot, too. I found the “upside heart” in various shapes in arabic and farsi sign-lists on the I*net - so it doesn’t matter that the shape at this headstamp is more farsi-like.

Best Regards