8x57 headstamp

I have some 8x57 rounds with the following marks: 12 o’clock 11
3 o’clock STAR
6 o’clock 54
9 o’clock STAR
Does anyone know the maker? Thank you

Hi.

Without a picture nothing is certain but probably PPU Yugoslavia.

Yugoslav M49 military cartridges, made in 1954. Ballistically equivalent to the German heavy ball cartridges (sS, 12.8 g bullet) of WW2. Corrosive primers.

Since IAA is a Learned Society,
The Cartridge identified is “7,9
Metaka M49” and of Yugoslav Military origin. It is NOT " 8mm" which is a European Sporting Ammo Designation.

Doc AV
(Your Friendly Calibre Description nazi.)

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