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Ammunition Mauser 7,92
They have been making the rounds since 1888
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

Mauser 7,92 Ammunition was designed to be used with WWI Germans obserwers guns, but this kind of ammo was used during WWI and WWII by Allies and Axis. The 7.92×57mm Mauser (designated as the 8mm Mauser or 8×57mm by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI) and 8 × 57 Commission Internationale Permanente pour l'Epreuve des Armes ŕ Feu Portatives" (C.I.P). Is a rimless bottlenecked rifle cartridge. The 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge was adopted by the German Empire in 1905, and was the German service cartridge in both World Wars. In its day, the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge was one the world’s most popular military cartridges. In the 21st century it is still a popular sport and hunting cartridge that is factory produced in Europe and the United States.

The parent cartridge on which the 7.92×57mm Mauser was based was adopted by Germany in 1888 as the Patrone 88 (cartridge 88) or M/88 (along with the Gewehr 1888 service rifle. The M/88 cartridge was loaded with a relatively heavy 14.6 grams (225 gr) round-nosed ball cartridge with a diameter of 8.08 mm (0.318 in) and was designed by the German Gewehr-Prüfungskommission (G.P.K.) in English the Rifle Testing Commission.

Due to the cartridge's high performance and versatility it was adopted by the armed forces of various governments, including Spain, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Iran, Israel, Turkey, China, Egypt, former German African colonies, and the early Bundeswehr of West Germany.

During World War II it was one of the few cartridges used by both the Axis and Allied powers, a distinction it shared with the 9×19mm Parabellum pistol round. Apart from being the standard rifle cartridge of the German armed forces, it was also used by the armed forces of Great Britain in the Besa machine gun, which was mounted in some of their tanks and other armoured vehicles. Later, when Egypt decided to manufacture the Hakim rifle, a licensed copy of the Swedish Ag m/42, they redesigned the breech to accept the Mauser cartridge rather than use the original Ag m/42 cartridge. Its military use continues today (2012) in the former Yugoslavia in the Zastava M76 sniper rifle and the license-built copy of the MG 42, the M53 Šarac machine gun.[6]

Rifles formerly manufactured for the Wehrmacht and captured by the Allies were acquired by Israel and in 1948 played a critical role in the Israeli War for Independence. Some text from Wikipedia

Kit contents
[email protected] Belt of 31 cartridges
[email protected] belt empty
[email protected] individual cartridges
[email protected] empty shell casings

It has a simple easy to read instruction sheet showing each item. Here is something for "larger scale" modellers containing full & empty belt complete and empty shell casings in 32 scale. A very simple product and very useful especially in dioramas.

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Highs: Well defined detailed parts that are engineered to augment existing simplified kit parts.
Lows: An completed view of the build up might give the average modeler a more steady approach.
Verdict: Well worth the price. These parts will add scale details not available from even the better manufacturers.
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  Scale: 1:32
  Mfg. ID: #3205
  Suggested Retail: $5.76
  Related Link: Website
  PUBLISHED: Jan 02, 2013

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About Stephen T. Lawson (JackFlash)

I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my ...

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