Mixed 8x56R


#1

I just got this batch of different 8x56R Mannlicher rounds. An interesting mix of headstamps and case finishes. I have never seen the single star headstamp before. Anyone know its significance or meaning?


#2

I think your “single star” is the AH monogram.
AH (overlaid) Csepel Arsenal near Budapest, Hungary


#3

Thanks, I do know the maker, I was referring to the meaning of the “single star” itself.


#4

Jon,

No idea.
The one I have from 1943 is without a star.

Rgds


#5

A Hungarian friend just told me these stars do also exist on 7.92x57.


#6

The headstamp in question and others are shown in the link below but it appears no explanation is given for the missing asterisk in the headstamp:

http://militiahungarorum.roncskutatas.hu/1920_f_k_pu_i_l_3.html

Brian

P.S.- You could email JOSEF MÖTZ, he briefly discusses the production by Hirtenberg & exports to Hungary during WW2 in his book Austrian Military Cartridges, Vol. 1