Below are some rounds I picked up in Europe last year-mostly at the ECRA meeting in Germany. Have questions on all of them. Would appreciate any and all information/ideas/comments.
From Left to right:
Looks like an unloaded blank case loaded with a lead bullet. Probably homemade but very nicely done. Overall weight is 174gr so it has a bullet of 115gr or less (may not have any powder). Question is why anyone would do this?
The headstamp and date would make this East German but the red cm and primer seal along with the letter style sure looks like Hungary. This is also the only East German brass case I have that lacks the “*” on the headstamp. It is a much later date than my others. 115gr bullet
3 & 4. Look like normal SINTOX headstamp commercial ball loads with a 124gr bullet except for the nice lettering on the side that says “1033 PL2” and “1037 PL2” which sound like drawing numbers or something similar. Does anyone have any idea what these are?
5 & 6. I am pretty sure these are short range rounds by Schwede & Hammer OHG in Passau Germany. In the late 1980s I obtained 10 or 12 of the various rounds S&H was making at the time along with some seperate bullets. The bullets in these two rounds look to match two of the seperate S&H bullets I have. I’m going to record them wiht the S&H stuff, unless someone out there has a better idea or more current information.
Does anyone know if Schwede & Hammer are still in business. A very quick computer search didn’t turn up anything.
Any help appreciated!