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    Default Dug up in a forrest

    Hello guys, I recently dug up a few bullets in a nearby forrest (Belgium) and i wonder what you guys make of these. I think the left one is a .303 but i am not sure, there are no visible markings on it. The others ones seem to be a clip of 7,92x57. Markings on the back are 16 S67 GM 8. Does anyone know where they are from and when they where made?


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    The round on the left is a British .303 inch ball Mark VII. If you give it a good clean you should be able to read the headstamp.

    The clip of five are German 7.92x57mm ball rounds as you supposed. They were made in August "(8") 1916 ("16") by GM, who as far as I know have not been positively identified. The "S67" idicates a brass case with 67% copper content.

    Regards
    TonyE
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    Researcher, collector and pedant.
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    Thank you for the reply kind sir.

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    GM indicates Grüneberger Metallwarenfabrik (Grüneberger metal products factory) according to this site:
    http://home.scarlet.be/p.colmant/7_92x57_1888_1945.htm

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    Thats very interesting stuff 8 )



    fiveshot

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    Thank you, that is a very interesting link.

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    Very cool!
    I am looking for PU scope & mount #431585. If you have it, PLEASE contact me. I have it's rifle!

    Indecision may or may not be my problem.

    A golf course is a terrible use of a rifle range.

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    Wow! Thanks for sharing.

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    Very interesting and exciting finds, thanks for sharing!
    Pat
    No one ever got into Valhalla unarmed.

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    Very cool to have a living piece of history in your hands. Congrats!

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    Very cool.

    Now tumble them and put em on gunbroker. Everybody else does. Say, "slight surface rust" but will clean up. Better than Yugo 55'.

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