Rm b-43


#1

Can anyone confirm this headstamp for me?

German or italian 9mm?



#2

Italian. The experts can certainly tell which company made it.


#3

Italian 9M34 (9 Short/Browning)
R.M = Mario Rubino (Production Manager)
B = Pirotecnico di Bologna (Plant)
43 = 1943


#4

[quote=“Giovanni”]Italian 9M34 (9 Short/Browning)
R.M = Mario Rubino (Production Manager)
B = Pirotecnico di Bologna (Plant)
43 = 1943[/quote]

Thank you very much!


#5

I will add for some people who might wonder about the identification of the inspector’s initials, that is absolutely correct, that it is common in Italy to put the last name before the first name, therefore “Mario Rubino” becomes “Rubino Mario.” Hence, the initials “R.M.”