Description: brass rimless bottlenecked case with cupro-nickel jacketed round nosed bullet secured by a three stab crimp. The case neck is split. Note: the primer has been struck, so it is possible that this is a misfire.
Belgium adopted the excellent Mauser-designed 7.65 mm cartridge in 1889, and was followed by Turkey, Argentina, Bolivia, Columbia, Peru and Paraguay in 1891. Manufacture for Belgium took place in a new factory which was to become Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre, (FN). Both Nobels and Kynoch received contracts to manufacture 7.65 mm Mauser for the Belgian armed forces during the First World War.