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Old 03-25-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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7,92 for Schutzstaffel (SS), or...?

is it sterling steel, or silver slick - how the f... should i know...
OK, it is Norwegian Raufoss ammo from 1937, and with a silver bullet...
The M98K is a code 337 from 1939...

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I believe that would be a cupro-nickel bullet. Some of those were a more "brassy" color, and some were silver. I think it all depended on how much cupro (copper) or nickel there is in the alloy.
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Hmm. I am guessing the "SS" is either an arsenal stamp or some kind of National Identification.

Steyr-Solothurn? Did they make ammo?
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Hmm. I am guessing the "SS" is either an arsenal stamp or some kind of National Identification.

Steyr-Solothurn? Did they make ammo?
SS= Schutzstaffel= "protection squad" .. .. .. more or less.

They used a symbol of two lightning bolts parallel roughly resembling "SS" save for the sharp angularity of the lightning graphic.
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I didn't see anything here: K98k manufacturer's codes - Waffenamt - 7,92 headstamp markings and lot numbers - P codes But if you haven't already found it, that's a good reference site.
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Extra stamps on the head can mean a lot of things. Sometimes it's as simple as a lot, but that's not common. Most often is designates something about the load. Match cartridge, special heavy load, intended for MG's, etc.
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Thank u all
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:36 PM   #8
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intended for MG's, etc.
Boy it's been years but it seemed I p/u something similiar if not exact (short of remembering the stamps) in which I was informed was for MG use?
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It is standard raufoss 7,92X57 for norwegian M1929 machinegun (license build M1917 in 7,92 mm).
SS in this case stands for "schweres spitzgeshoss" that tells it has a 198 grain bullet.
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OK, thanks!
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