British 7.62x51mm NATO blank headstamp variations

Hi all,

I have a headstamp I wish to query. I’m fortunate enough to live right next to a training area here in the UK, and regularly find brassy goodness.
Of all the 7.62mm blanks I find, there are sometimes variations in the headstamp. I understand by searching on here that these examples with the big font is a cartridge supplied by Hirtenberg Patronen, Austria to Radway Green, with the smaller font being Radway Green manufacture.

I’m interested to know the purpose of the separated headstamps in the second picture. I only find these separated headstamp variations on 1984 and ‘85 dated blanks, would this be another visual difference from another supply factory? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Simon

I am sure I have read before that the RG cases with the different headstamp font were bought from a Swedish company called Norma.

I am not completely certain about this, and would appreciate if anyone could provide documented proof.

Hi Falcon,

Interesting. I think I have heard of a supply from Norma somewhere in my travels.
Be great if someone can confirm.

Best regards,

Simon