RWS 7.9mm sS box


#1

I Need some help! Does anyone have this R.W.S. 7.9x57mm box with an original round in it? I think it might be the one shown below but I need someone to confirm if it is or not.



#2

Phil,

Wouldn’t the cartridge have a steel case?

Peter


#3

Peter

Yes, you are correct. The RWS case shown is C/W steel. I should have mentioned that.


#4

Does anybody know the history behind this particular round? Every component seems to have been made in 1940 but there is no lot number for any of them. Also, what was the difference between cartridges with s.S. bullets made for rifle or machine gun use?


#5

That is what I call a great box label.

Think the round belongs to the box and was probably made for police or custom use.

Rgds,
Dutch


#6

[quote=“dutch”]That is what I call a great box label.

Think the round belongs to the box and was probably made for police or custom use.

Rgds,
Dutch[/quote]
… or other armed formations!