Interesting link to Reising material. Very nice.
If you are confident the Western headstamped round has the Oilite projectile (total cartridge weight around 232 grains) that will be a new one to the list indeed. Look forward to adding it!
Regarding the reference I made to Dairt’s legal issues, I only speculate that the overlabel may have been something added to cartons (with otherwise no mention of the fact they were not new and original loads) to avoid concerns of other litigation. The overlabel may well be totally for a different purpose than to smooth legal bumps. Perhaps Fede has some more he can share.
The following is transcribed from a digital copy of a New York Times article from late 1943:
FREED IN MUNITIONS CASE
Dairt Company and 2 Officials Cleared by Federal Jury
The Dairt Company, Inc., and two of its officials were cleared by the verdict of a Federal court jury yesterday of charges that they had conspired to defraud the Amtorg Trading Corporation, Soviet purchasing agency, in the sale of defective bullets.
The jury’s ruling absolved Nathan Silverman, president and treasurer of the corporation, and Moe Saraga, its general manager. Previously, at the close of the Government’s case, Judge Alfred C. Coxe had directed verdicts of acquittal for Gerard Mosiello of 136 Waverly Place and his brother, Anthony, of 142 Sullivan Street. Silverman is a resident of Cedarhurst, L.I., and Saraga’s home is listed as 1694 Davidson Avenue, the Bronx.
In its verdict the jury rejected the Government’s contention that the defendants had knowingly distributed bullets made with defective castings or primings.
New York Times
Dec. 18, 1943