Recently on the REIBERT.info forum a photograph, shown below, was posted by forum member " DRAMMATURG " showing the headstamp of a 7.62x54mmR case found in Ukraine:
From this headstamp at the 12:00 position there appears to be the number " 11 " and at the 6:00 position there is a crescent and star.
Discussion on the REIBERT forum implies this cartridge was produced in Germany via an order from Turkey in 1915 and production occurred in 1916. It is also noted that this cartridge headstamp is found in 2 variations based on the size of the raised figures and the primer is slightly smaller than those found with a typical Russian made cartridge of the time.
Can anyone provide any additional information on this cartridge?