Photographs & Drawings from a Monograph on 7x57mm Cartridge & Bladed Weapon Production at Fábrica Nacional de Toledo, Spain, 1909

The monograph is entitled La Fábrica Nacional de Toledo : construcción de armas blancas reglamentarias y cartuchería Mauser (1909). It is just over 600 pages, in digital format but not as a PDF at Biblioteca Virtual del Ministerio de defense ( To access this document copy the document title (shown above) then go to the web page , paste the title in the search box near the top right of the page, then click on “BUSCAR” i.e. SEARCH.

Production of lead wire for use in making bullet cores?

Bullet production line?

Bullet board showing the steps in the bullet making process

Punching out cartridge case blanks?

Drawing of possible faulty cartridge casings

Loading cartridges?

Drawing showing cartridge and cartridge clip components

Board showing the steps in cartridge case production

Board showing the steps of cartridge clip production

Quality control(?), test firing cartridges

Cartridge packaging, various

Corrections, comments, translations are most welcomed.



Very cool, I would dearly love to have one of those crates!

The photo of the stripper clip production process is by use of profiled rollers and stamping dies. (like forming RHS steel tube).
The spring production is pure sequential stamping and piercing and bending from strip bright spring steel.

Is there more detail on the process in the text…Spanish is OK with me both vernacular and engineering language.

Would like a copy of the Text if possible ( another clip project…T45 Siamese clip, Japanese process and profile.)

Doc AV


Please look at my opening post above, you will find there instructions on how to down load the entire book.
If you cannot download the book let me know.