Nice aux 1941 Polte box of 7.65mmB

A friend recently sent me this image from a gunbroker sale. It had 15 rounds and sold for $428.

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Bid results and other images are at:https://www.gunbroker.com/item/901627323

I have never seen this box before!

Cheers,
Lew

It would be interesting to know the headstamp in this box. I have a cartridge headstamped “aux 7.65 1 40” in my collection, but I know this box is from lot 1 of 1941. I have never seen or heard of an “aux” headstamped 7.65 Browning round from 1941. Does anyone have one they can picture here?

I wonder what the marking " *) " after the caliber means. Have never seen that, which I recall anyway, on a German cartridge box.

John Moss

John,

Looking at the GB auction shows a headstamp of 1 41 aux 7.65

Randy

Randy,

Thank you. Does the auction describe the cartridge - especially as to primer cup material and bullet jacket material? I should have asked that before. Just curious to see if the cartridge is identical to the “40” dated round.

John

John
Hold down CTRL and Click on this link::
,https://www.gunbroker.com/item/901627323

You should get the Gunbroker site with all the images. I found it difficult to read the headstamp.

Lew

No need for CTRL, just single-click the link Lew provided.
The primers look to be copper, with a black primer seal. Might be some primer crimping but I can’t be sure from the pic.

From the Gunbroker auction:

Dave

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The *) was a contemporary way to point to a footnote (in this case on a separate label of the box) with additional explanation. Like a list of suitable pistol models or a warning “Not suitable for 7.65 Parabellum”. Looks like the other label is gone.

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A zoom of the headstamps

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Somewhat enhanced: