Researching the 7.62 Browning


#1

I’m interested in finding out the cartridge “Over All Length” of any vintage European 7.65 browning cartridges.
I would like to compare these with the nominal data we have for these today, I’m interested particularly in WWI & WWII samples.
Would any one have some of these in their cartridge collection that could assist me?
I’m mostly interested in the war years; Military definitely; German mostly but also commercial at that time period would also be helpful. Specific rounds & length would be best. The earlier also, the better …but a range of years would be best. My research project I set forth on is to show how the 7.65 Browning changed over the years. Hopefully I shall see a significant difference from the original loadings to what is being produced today. (If also possible I would like to gets some measurements of bullet diameter at the case throat) Thank You


#2

This should get you started:

ID O/A BLT. DIA.
Dutch AI 41 24.76mm 7.76mm
French SFM 45 24.62 7.72
“ “ 39 24.68 7.76
“ oyj 1944 24.93 7.77
Germ Polte 1939 24.70 7.73
“ Comm. Wartime 24.83 7.83
“ RWS 1931 24.79 7.81
“ Geco wartime 24.84 7.82
“ X Subsonic 24.60 7.81
“ Polte 1934 24.84 7.80
“ MW 18 24.79 7.75
“ RM S WWI 24.76 7.73
“ OS 18 24.54 7.72
“ DWM 1943 24.92 7.78
Austria Roth pre-WWI 24.07 7.56
“ Hirt. 1934 24.85 7.86
“ Roth 1928 24.95 7.86
“ aux 40 24.94 7.78
Belg. FN 1914 24.85 7.79
“ FN 13 24.94 7.82
“ FN for Turk. Pre-WWI 24.68 7.76
Czech S&B 1932 24.68 7.78
“ S&B 1915 24.47 7.76
Pol. Pk pre-WWII 24.72 7.78
“ W pre-WWII 24.84 7.82
Italy Fiocchi 1918 24.76 7.72
“ Bologna 20 24.65 7.72
“ SMI 20 24.73 7.84
Spain PS 36 24.85 7.77
“ PS 45 24.89 7.73
Sweden SM 45 24.80 7.75
Switz. DT 20 24.35 7.82
Yugo. FOMU* pre-WWII 24.88 7.80


#3

Thank You jonnyc:
Great info more then I was hoping for on my first request. I will start processing this & get it into my paper…
when i get it compiled with would like to post it