Kynoch 7.9 or 8 mm


#1

Does anyone have any information on this headstamp - G KYNOCH G 7.9 OR 8 m/m? Is it a tracer loading? It


#2

The “G”'s look as though they have been stamped on after the headstamp.


#3

Armourer
Yes, I would agree. Anybody know why?


#4

It’s tracer - I’ve pulled mine & it’s a tracer blt. Not unusual for Brit firms to overstamp regular headstamps. This is a nice headstamp though - not rare but uncommon.


#5

Thanks for the input


#6

And once we are on the subject, why is Kynoch listing this caliber separately as 7.9 and 8mm in thier catalog while they made obviously only one case?


#7

Probably just a marketing thing. While the military designation was 7.9mm, almost all commercial production in both the U.S. and England called it the 8mm Mauser.
Also, a lot of captured and Surplus German Mauser rifles were in the hands of civilians, and I believe (through not being a gun collector I can not say for certain) that most of these rifles were marked as 7.9 Mauser, not 8mm.