Looks mighty archaic to me. What is it?
Mexican 7x57mm Mauser.
Thanks, Rufus, for this nice drawing
There were 3 different types. I also have drawings :-)
I’d love to see 3 different types!!!
Peter, are they arranged in any sequence of age or rarity?
I’m afraid I’ve no idea what sequence these were made in, they came up alphabetically in my computer folder;
The top two were found with 1930’s ball ammunition although not from sealed packets … so no proof of anything there I’m afraid.
My specimen like Vlad’s (except both components are brass) was found loaded with 5 rounds of F de M 1938 7 m/m ball cartridges. Jack