Help needed

I found some rifle cartridges and stripper clips. The headstamp reads S 7 93 and S E 02 6.

Can anyone assist me with identifying the manufacturer?

Hello,
Welcome on this forum.
For an identification, it will be better to have pictures and measurements.
At first sight, it could be 7,9 patrone made at Spandau in germany.
Laurent

[quote=“Hasie”]I found some rifle cartridges and stripper clips. The headstamp reads S 7 93 and S E 02 6.

Can anyone assist me with identifying the manufacturer?[/quote]

Sure,

These are German M88 rounds.
First is made by Spandau Juli 1893.
The second one is also made by Spandau June 1902. The “E” means Einheitshülse.

On the back of the stripper clips should be also a manufactering code.

Rgds
Dutch

Dear Dutch

Wow thank you so very much for the quick response, this really means the world to me.

Does it mean that the rounds were manufactured at the Konigliche Munitionsfabrik in Spandau, Germany?

Unfortunately I was not able to make out any markings on the back of the clips as they are quite corroded.

Is the German M88 the Mauser?

Kind regards,

The Mauser is the 98.
Here’s info on the 88:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewehr_1888

Thank you JohnnyC.

Thank you Laurent, I will post some pics.

[quote=“Hasie”]Dear Dutch

Wow thank you so very much for the quick response, this really means the world to me.

Does it mean that the rounds were manufactured at the Konigliche Munitionsfabrik in Spandau, Germany?

Unfortunately I was not able to make out any markings on the back of the clips as they are quite corroded.

Is the German M88 the Mauser?

Kind regards,[/quote]

Hasie, this is correct. The cartridges were made for the M88 rifle.
The introduction of the “S” (spitzer) bullet was in 1903.

Btw. It is important to read the head stamp correctly. I am sure you did.
Between 1891 and 1907 Spandau marked the head stamp with an “S” and an “S dot”
Probably a different production line, building, shift, I really don’t know.
Perhaps one of our members here knows more.

Unfortunately I can only show you a fired case from 1893.

Rgds
Dutch

Dear Dutch

Spot-on, these are the exact ones. Thank you very much for sharing the info with me, means the world to me.

Good afternoon, can someone please assist me with info on how to upload photos.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9455
Instructions at link.

Thank you tailgunner.

Does anyone perhaps know what type of round this is and which gun, unfortunately it has already corroded and therefore the head-stamp is no longer visible.

Please let me know if my photo is to big- first time upload and not sure if it is correct.

Many more pics to follow.

Photo is good, lets see picture of the head.

Joe

My best bet is some sort of artillery primer.

some dimensions would also be of help

Marking reads: * “3” “S” “80”

Jeffery “Y” “C” “S” “400”

[quote=“Hasie”]

Marking reads: * “3” “S” “80”[/quote]

This one is for the M71, and is made by; Königl. Arsenal Spandau in March 1880.
Because I do not see reloading marks it is not a M71/84.

Rgds

Hagen “12”