I picked up a crate of 7.92 x 57 cartridges today that I mentioned in an earlier discussion, and as is often the case, things aren’t ever quite what they are described by the seller to be. This was described as a case of 15 boxes of 15 each (missing 2 boxes) of German-made 7.92 x 57mm cartridges, when in fact it is a crate of 25 boxes of 15 each, (missing 4) of British-made 7.92 x 57mm cartridges. The box labels are quite British, as is the headstamp. (K5 45 IIZ)
I think these are for the Besa MG but could easily be wrong. I am including pictures of the crate markings. Can anyone point out something in the markings that would indicate the weapon these are intended for? Perhaps the ‘B’ after the production date? What does the CTN indicate?
Both the inner metal liner and the wood outer box are present, and both are marked: