7.92×57mm Mauser / 8×57mm

The 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge in it’s day was one of the most popular rifle ammo and used in both World Wars.

 

8×57 I or M/88

 

7.92×57mm M/88

7.92×57mm M/88

 

First version of this cartridge (8×57 I or M/88)  was adopted by the Germany in 1888. («I» — «Infanterie» — «Infantry») Patrone 88 (cartridge 88) was round-nosed  and used with Gewehr 88 bolt-action rifle.

7.92×57mm Mauser I M/88 in Gewehr 1888 pack

7.92×57mm Mauser I M/88 in Gewehr 1888 pack

NameM/88
Year1888
Caliber8.07 mm
(0.318 in)
Bullet
weight
14.6 g
(225.3 gr)
Length57 mm
(2.2 in)
Rim11.95 mm
(0.470 in)
Base11.94 mm
(0.470 in)
Shoulder10.95 mm
(0.431 in)
Neck8.99 mm
(0.354 in)
OAL80.5 mm
(3.17 in)
Muzzle
velocity
639 m/s
(2,100 ft/s)
Muzzle
energy
2,983 joules
(2,200 ft·lbf)

 

7.92×57mm Mauser I. S and s.S. Patrone

 

7.92×57mm IS

7.92×57mm IS

 

In 1905 was adopted new 7.92×57mm Mauser S Patrone cartridge.  («S» — «Spitzgeschoß» — «Pointed »)

7.92×57mm IS in Mauser 98 clip

7.92×57mm IS in Mauser 98 clip

NameSs.S.
Year19031934
Caliber8.2 mm
(0.32 in)
8.2 mm
(0.32 in)
Bullet
weight
9.9 g
(152.8 gr)
12.8 g
(197.5 gr)
Length57 mm
(2.2 in)
57 mm
(2.2 in)
Rim11.95 mm
(0.470 in)
11.95 mm
(0.470 in)
Base11.94 mm
(0.470 in)
11.94 mm
(0.470 in)
Shoulder10.95 mm
(0.431 in)
10.95 mm
(0.431 in)
Neck9.08 mm
(0.357 in)
9.08 mm
(0.357 in)
OAL80.5 mm
(3.17 in)
80.5 mm
(3.17 in)
Muzzle
velocity
878 m/s
(2,880 ft/s)
760 m/s
(2,500 ft/s)
Muzzle
energy
3,857 joules
(2,845 ft·lbf)
3,697 joules
(2,727 ft·lbf)

Firearms using the 7.92×57mm Mauser

  • Mauser Gewehr 98
  • Mauser Karabiner 98k
  • MG 08 (Maschinengewehr 08)
  • MG 34 (Maschinengewehr 34)
  • MG 42 (Maschinengewehr 42)
  • FG 42 (Fallschirmjägergewehr)
  • G43 (Gewehr 43 )
  • VG 1 (Volkssturmgewehr 1)
  • VG 2 (Volkssturmgewehr)
  • VK 98 (Volkssturmkarabiner)
  • Lewis gun

The 7.92×57mm Mauser as parent for:

  • 9×57mm Mauser
  • 7.92×33mm Kurz

Alternative names

  • 7.9, 7.9mm
  • 7.9 Mauser, 7.9mm Mauser
  • 7.92, 7.92mm
  • 7.92 Mauser, 7.92mm Mauser
  • 7.92 Mauser, 7.92mm Mauser
  • Cartridge SA, 7.92
  • 7.92×57, 7.92×57mm
  • 7.92×57 Mauser, 7.92×57mm Mauser
  • 8mm Mauser
  • 8×57, 8×57mm
  • 8×57 Mauser, 8×57mm Mauser
  • 8×57 IS, 8×57 JS

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