Damaged German 7,9x57 "DM 12 17 S67"

What happened here? No apparent damage anywhere else, it is a live round.



Hit by a shell fragment whilst still in a crate or box ? Or even in a Maxim struck by a shell fragment?
Not likely to be a manufacturing defect ( breakage) in tooling?..would have been picked up in final inspection before packing.
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