Age of this DWM .22LR box?


#1

Has anybody any advice on how to prevent the crumbling of the projectiles? Wax? Tia.


Soren


#2

The only way to preserve them without actually altering them is to put the whole thing into a tight nitrogen (or argon or any inert gas) filled vessel, I think. I’ve seen this headstamp before, but it it supposed to be, a bomb or a sun?


#3

Vlad–The headstamp is a bomb. If I remember correctly, in the DWM catalogs it is referred to as “Marke Bombe”


#4

This box was produced between 1933 and before WWII by DWM (Deutsche Waffen Munitionsfabriken) for domestic German use. As Ron mentioned the headstamp is indeed a bomb.


#5

This may help specify it more closely - the DWM logo (on the packet) was first shown in 1937 DWM catalogs and I believe on pkts at the same time. So likely 1937-WW2.


#6

Would it not be useful to know whether the cartridge cases are copper or copper clad steel? Jack


#7

I’d say copper since they are not magnetic.
Soren