7.9x57mm German 15rd Boxes With Labels On The Side Of The Box

From the GUNS.RU purchase and sale of deactivated ammunition (unfortunately only in Russia) web page https://forum.guns.ru/forummessage/216/2542134.html are two German 7.9x57mm fifteen round boxes with labels applied to the side of the box. Each box is pictured with 15rds and three clips. The bullets have been pulled to remove the powder as required by law in Russia for cartridge collecting purposes.

All six clips pictured on the web page are marked " P 40 "

The 2 photos below show the first box with side label and supposedly 2 rounds from the box:

Same photo, increased contrast

The next 2 photos below show the second box with side label and supposedly 2 rounds from the box:

Same photo, increased contrast

Photo of the box maker stamp as found on both boxes:

Calling on the 7.9mm experts to explain these box side labels, why are these labels on the side of the box instead of using the normal box top label?!

Thanks,

Brian

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The obvious thing is that the cartridges shown cannot be from the boxes shown.
The box says SmK L’spur [AP Tracer) of cartridge lot P [Polte] 2nd Lot of 1936.

The cases shown are not SmK L’Spur (red primer annulus) but sS (green primer annulus), are not made by Polte but P131 (DWM Berlin) and are from 1938, not 1936.

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Remarkable, all data is on the stamped label. This is a very unusual.

Perhaps the label printing machine was broke during a couple of days and they did it this way.

But as JPeelen explained, the SmK Lsp labels were made by Polte and have nothing to do with the sS cartridges shown beside the boxes.

This is the normal label.

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