Projectile color for Romanian WW2 7.92


I am preparing an article on a WW2 7.92 Romanian Schwarzlose belt loader. To illustrate the article, I need to make pictures with the machine in operation .

I would then need to know the correct outlook of the WW2 7.92 Romanian ammunition : what color of projectile material : bronze or cupro-nickel ? brass or lacquered steel case ?

Thanks in advance for any help,



All of the Romanian 7,92 that I have seen is brass case, with cupronickel clad steel bullet jackets.

Loadings were identified by primer annulus color. The common ones being black for ball, and green for heavy ball.

As with everything, I am sure there are exceptions that more advanced collectors than myself may be able to point out.


Dear Dave,

thanks a lot for this information.