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Japanese MG ammunition clarification, please.


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bldrhouse

I have this ammunition in my collection, which I bought as JAPANESE 6.5mm HOTCHKISS MACHINE GUN AMMO

Strip and headstamps:

 

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now I see this, and wondering if there is a nomenclature error in one or there are two calibers that seem so similar but are different?

 

WWII JAPANESE TYPE 92 7.7X58mm AMMUNITION IN CLIPS:

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Brian Keith

This forum is specifically for US militaria, so moderators will probably lock/move this thread. But, to answer your question, the Japanese in WW II had both 6.5mm machine guns and 7.7 mm machine guns using the stripper clips you show. Notice how the projectile on the 6.5mm ammo is longer. Info is easy to find on the web. Logistics nightmare!

BKW

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bldrhouse

thank you, and right; I should have posted to the World MF.

 

projectiles definitely the giveaway.

 

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Charlie Flick

Yep, please post this inquiry over on our sister forum, the World Militaria Forum. 

 

This thread will be locked as the topic is not USGI.

 

Charlie

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