The repack box below is filled with British “H^N 45 9MM MK2Z” headstamped cartridges. It is a British style 48 round box, but there is no evidence there was ever a British label on the box.
If any body knows Greek, I’d like a translation of this label
Note the red letters are stamped on what looks like masking tape that covers another lable in Greek that has been printed in black. As close as I can make it out it says:
[quote]ΦΥΥΙΓΓΙΑ 9 Υ.Α.
There are two boxes. One has something I can’t read on the line at the bottom and the other doesn’t. I will try to steam off the tape on one of the boxes to see if I can recover the original label.
What is interesting is that the box with the something written on the line if filled with the post-WWII CIA loads made in Canada. These are headstamped “9 MM 43”. Both boxes have been slightly opened so the headstamps can be seen, but neither box has been opened enough so that they could have been refilled. I believe both headstamped cartridges were packed in the boxes in 1953 regardless of the H^N markings on the two boxes. The original boxes may have been H^N ammunition send down in the late 1940 to support the Greek Army during the Greek Civil War against the DSE. During the 1953 repack, some boxes were likely filled with the Canadian made ammunition. At least that is my best guess. Cheers, Lew PS: These are my first Greek military 9mmP boxes, even if they are repacks.