I am really not too knowledgeable about foreign 9mm rounds, but at the local gun show today, I ran across a group of boxes (16 round), some sealed and some not with various headstamps, so I bought them all at $5/box, without actually knowing whether that was a good deal or not.
One open WWI box - Headstamped: DWM K 7 17 Obviously this means DWM -Karlsruhe was the manufacturer. These were brass cases with conventional, not conical, bullets. I can’t read Fractur, so I can’t interpret the label.
Six WWII boxes - Headstamped: ak St+ 6 44 Looks like S&B (Munitionsfabrik Prague) was the manufacturer. All are sealed but one.
One partial WWII box - Headstamped: dnf 2 St+ 44 Looks like RWS manufacture.
Some odd steel 9mm rounds in the same box with #3 above, and this is a mystery. Headstamped: 9 (dot) M38F. 1944 (dot means there was a center dot) Also the F is smaller than the preceeding M38
I can’t find what this one is from the IAA headstamp listing. Any answers?
I just found a couple of additional boxes not previously listed:
A full but unsealed box - Headstamped: kam 67 21 41 Probably DWM
A full but sealed box, which from the label is probably headstamped dnh 44 probably Gustav Genshow, Durlach
Were these worth $5/box? I also got four very nice condition full 25 round boxes of old GECO (2 boxes), DWM, and S&B 7.65mm (.32 ACP) for the same price, but I haven’t looked at their headstamps yet. From the boxes, I am sure they date from before WWII. All are marked in one way or another as having noncorrosive primers, and the GECO and DWM boxes are also marked “Oeldicht” (Oilproof).
The guy I bought them from had no idea what they were, and I don’t know much more than he does.