ID: 7.9x57, suspectedly Chinese


#1

Anybody to ID this 7.92x57 headstamp?
The photo has turned up in a Russian forum. Unfortunately no better quality available.



#2

Alex

This is Hunan Arsenal, China. Another name is -Wuzhou.
They have been producing Mauser cartridges since the early 1900s

Rufus


#3

Rafal, thanks a lot!

Any thoughts on that “Mitsubishi” logo on the hs (at 10.30h pos)? Or is that a factory mark?
Some people say it could be only corrosion.


#4

Does anybody have better (clearer) images of this headstamp maybe?


#5

EOD
That’s not Hunan.That’s Chinese“Dezhou(德州)”written with in cursive script.Manufactured by Dezhou Arsenal(1904-1926)


#8

Magnum, thanks a lot!
Do you happen to know what the symbol on pos. 10.30h is denoting?


#9

That’s a strange unsolved symbol,and there are also two kinds of symbols on Dezhou headstamp

Another chinese collector shared me this picture
冬(dong)means winter


#10

I remember having seen the “7 dots” in Elks’ book.
The one with the two “o” is also new to me (not that this has any significance).