Turkish 7.65x53 Belgian Mauser


#1

I found it inside a German made box of 7.65x53 Argentine “DM 1893 K” ammo, this Arabic headstamp being the only one in the box. I literally don’t know which way to turn (pun intended, if I placed the headstamp the wrong way). Any help, please?


#2

Vlad - I think this is Turkish. They used the 7.65 Belgian Mauser (really the correct name of the cartridge - it was first used by Belgium I believe) early on.
I cannot interpret the headstamp. I am sure Fede or someone will answer that.


#3

Date 6 o’clock 1322 (1906) and calibre “little Mauser” 7.65 vs 9.5 big Mauser.


#4

It’s the four figures at six o’clock that represent the word Mauser. Jack


#5

This is Turkish contract cartridge made by Deutsche Metallpatronenfabrik Karlsruhe and is often found mixed in boxes full of DM K headstamped cartridges. In the same way, DM K cartridges can be found mixed in boxes full of Turkish headstamps.

As Jack said, the five characters at 6 o’clock represent word ماوزر, which is translated as Mawzr (Mauser). The last one -which in fact is the first one because this is readed from right to left- looks like one single character but shows two of them combined (ما = Ma). Characters at 9 o’clock are transtaled as “little” or “small” (i.e. “small size mauser”).

The manufacturing date is found at 2 o’clock and shows Hijri calendar date ٣٠٩ (309 = 1309), which means it was made in the period covering from August 1891 to July 1892 of the Gregorian calendar.