Unknown M71

Is this M71 head stamp known?

Could anybody identify the manufacturer “G E L”


Thanks in advance


Egestorff? Jack

unfortunately, my copy of Storz’s book is back in the states. It doesnt sound familiar but i feel like the L stands for laboratory and maybe the is Erfurt or something

Hello Dutch, as Jack suggests, this headstamp indicates it was made by Georg Egestorff Linden. A different variation has dots after each letter.

Thanks Jack.

Fede, you are absolutely right.

I should have checked my available literature first.
The head stamp (with dots) is in the book “ Die Munition zum Mausergewehr M71”
More familiar for me is the head stamp; * G. EGESTORFF * LINDEN b/H.