Archive for the Ammunition Category

MP-43/44 7.92×33 Kurz Stripper Clip

Posted in Ammunition with tags , , , on November 24, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgA modest little item here, this is a stripper clip for the 7.92×33 “Kurz” cartridge used in the MP-43/44 assault rifle. Really tough to find this ammo now and especially in the clip. Thanks Andrew!

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Arisaka 7.7mm Ammunition

Posted in Ammunition with tags , , on October 22, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgA pretty simple item here, a clip of Arisaka 7.7mm rifle ammunition. This was used in the Arisaka Type-99 rifle here. Since I just obtained one of these rifles I was happy to get hold of some representative ammo for it.

SS-TV Marked Mauser 8×57 Brass

Posted in Ammunition with tags , , , , on July 4, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgIn 1938 the Waffen-ϟϟ, still not integrated into the Wehrmacht supply chain, contracted with the DWM company (Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken Aktien-Gesellschaft) to supply ammunition for their troops. These are some examples of empty brass head stamped for the SS, sourced from Eastern Europe. The TV stands for Totenkopfverbände.

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Winchester 45-70 Round

Posted in Ammunition with tags , , , on February 13, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_StatesI have always had an interest in the Indian Wars and especially the Custer Battlefield. This is a 45-70 Government round with a Winchester Repeating Arms headstamp.

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German Steyr-Mannlicher 8x56mm Ammunition

Posted in Ammunition with tags , , , , on October 27, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgWith the takeover of Austria by Nazi Germany in 1936 a large number of Mannlicher rifles came into their possession. These were sold off to Germany’s allies such as Bulgaria which took possession of thousands of M95/30 rifles. This ammunition was produced in 1938 and has the Nazi eagle headstamp.

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German Mauser 7.92×57 Ammunition

Posted in Ammunition with tags , , , on October 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThese are some examples of wartime production Mauser 7.92×57 rounds, the standard Wehrmacht rifle and machinegun round. These examples include the standard schweres Spitzgeschoß type as well as the S m E round designed to avoid the use of lead in the projectile and S.m.K., which is the armour piercing round used for targets in hard cover or in vehicles.

 

German 7.92×33 Kurz Ammunition

Posted in Ammunition with tags , , , , on October 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThese rounds are the Kurz rounds used in the MP43/44 or StG assault rifle. These particular ones were made in 1944 and were taken into use by the East German Army as evidenced by the label dating from 1961. The DDR Army ceased using the MP44 in 1962.

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