MG 131 15mm?


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



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


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.