MG 131 15mm?


#1

The pictures show a petrol lighter which at first glance appears to be made from an unfinished MG 131/13mm case. However on closer inspection the neck of the cartridge is 15mm. The headstamp is 15 q1s (s1h)? 45. Did the Germans experiment with a necked up 13mm cartridge or was this done simply to make the lighter?

Thanks in advance

Buster



#2

Yes, there was an experimental MG 131 round necked up to 15mm, among several other variations on that case.


#3

The shown one likely is just a 13mm necked up to hold the lighter.

A larger image of the hs would allow a better assessment.