I am researching a German military headstamp marking. The marking is S*.
One of the best references I have found is the Small Caliber Ammunition Identification Guide, Volume I.
The Guide states that this code or * designates a brass case. I have found several other sources that indicate that for P198 coded ammunition the S* designates a brass case.
The S* may be easily confused with the cartridge designation for the S-patrone which is the larger diameter bullet (0.323) as opposed to the J or J-patrone which was the earlier 0.318 diameter bullet.
Can anyone confirm the S* definition?
Thank you for any information.