7,9x57mm "P 12 94" with 3 levels of bullet stab crimp

There appear to be 3 levels of stab crimp, each of 3 stabs. Why? Unfortunately, somebody pulled the bullet. It came with other pulled early German 8x57 but the others had no crimp at all.

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The Germans found out that the bullets from the stored cartridges getting loose.

They reworked the cartridges with these stab crimps.

First 2 x 3 later 1 x 4 crimps. This Polte is a little confusing because it has 3 additional stab crimps above the normal 2 x 3.

Rgds

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