From Russia with Love

Besides the headstamps on these rounds, I know there is a DWM 1938 SS TV
headstamp. Does anyone know of any similar marked rounds?
Thanks
William

There were also SS TV 1939 and flare gun shells signed SS
obraz

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Thanks anemone. I hope I can add an example of each to my collection in the future.
William

Signal cartridge cases having the “SS” marking are unfortunately fakes. You can find them with many different manufacturing codes.

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Up till 1942-3 when Speer became Armaments Minister, and put some rationality into the Munitions supply train, the Waffen-SS had to source both weapins and ammo outside of
WEHRMACHT supply lines.
Hence the large qty. Of Polish, Czech, Yugoslav, rifles and MGs
Used by W-SS units especiallyin Russia.
Btw, the fired cases show typical ZB26 firing pin indents…
A favourite LMG of both the W-SS in Russia.
SS marked ammo was typical
“Non Wehrmacht” supply by DWM and possibly by the factories in post-March 39 in
Former Czechoslovakia.

Doc AV

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There are only three head stamps known.

The 1939 head stamp you will normally find as a blank 33 with a primer 30.
The sS (heavy ball) loaded is extremely scare.

SS1939-2

Rgds

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Is there any significance in the use of crimped vs. non-crimped primers as shown above?

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Yes, a ball round alway’s have crimps.
A blank not.

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