Unknown (Possibly Iranian) 7.92x57 Hstp


#1

I acquired a fired 7.92x57 case on Saturday with the following headstamp:

The case is brass, and is fitted with a berdan primer with a brass cup, held in place by three stake marks. It has black annulus. The neck crimp looks very FN to me, which would seem logical, as I have seen a similar hstp on municion.org listed as being made by FN on contract for pre-revolution Iran.

Can anyone tell me if this is correct, and what the headstamp actually translates to? Any info would be helpful.


#2

Falcon–You are correct this is Iranian. the symbol at 9 and 3 are the the letters “A” & “L”. I do not know what these stand for. The date at 6 is 1309 which is 1930. The cartridge was made on contract by Fabrique Nationale, Liege, Belgium

BTW, very nice drawing.


#3

Cheers Ron, I had actually read that date as 1309, and looked up the current Iranian calendar date after seeing the similar hstp on municion.org. However, I thought 1930 was too early, so posted this for a second opinion.

As for the drawing, I have always been good at drawing technical type things like diagrams, but am no good at animals, people etc. All that headstamp took was a set of compasses, a pencil, a ruler, a protractor and a bit of patience.