Pick up 7 x 57?

This is a pick up in Mexico would like a little information about it. thanks Vic

Made in Mexico, 1940.

Military or did it get into private ownership too? thanks Vic

I think F DE M was a military Factory. I think John Moss wrote an IAA article on the Autopistol cartridges in Mexico and discussed this factory in that article. You may want to check the Journal index on the IAA Home page.



The Spanish website Municion.org shows several examples of Mexican military 7m/m headstamps, including the earlier (to about 1935) FNC (Fabrica Nacional de Cartuchos) and the later F de M (Fabrica de Municiones). Jack