THis is an interestiong turn in the “7,92 MM 44” story.
BY 1974, Israel was no longer manufacturing 7,92 ammo, having gone over to 7,62 Nato almost completely. It was, however, still using up stocks of older IMI 7,92 and European made 7,9mm Ammo, and occasionally getting FNM of Portugal to make ammo for them, and Packed into Normal Israeli marked crates and Packets.( FNM-Israeli Labelled has shown up on another Board in the Ammo section)
The translation of the Label here will be of great help.
Question/proposition: Could the Israelis have acquired ( by whatever means) a large quantity of this “MM” marked 7,9 ammo and repacked it themselves, for internal Use (the Kibbutz were still equipped with 7,9 for the most part back in the 1970s). Interarms was pretty active internationally at the time ( early 70s) having reduced outlets in the USA due to GCA68 for Milsurp equipment etc, and IA was a known “dealer” in ex-clandestine ammo also ( of CIA and other origin)
Going on the design of the original 7,9 and 7,62 IMI packets, the Label layout seems normal Israeli info, but the Packet assembly with what seems a seal of tape is not a common feature of Israeli packets…the Tape seems to hide a piece of string…a “rip here to open” feature?" I have not seen this before on Israeli packets.
Any Hebrew readers out there for a translation???
Not making any definite statements here, but deductions and suppositions based on “Forensic” style enquiry.