You would want to be 100% sure of your identification. I cannot count how many times I had a round that I thought was one thing only to find out that it was something else completely.
If you really need ID, use sharpie, or something that wipes off in case of a mistake in the ID
even ink pen shouldn’t use on cartridges case ,it can damage the lacquer or even the brass
honestly never write on a cartridge ,but use an external identification system
Put the special ones in a plastic tube
For that you need and ‘engraver eraser’ tool - quite hard to find, uh huh.
Savage - While it might be a touch overkill, there is such a tool. They’re called “grinders”. They give better results on plate 1/4" or more thick! (Disclaimer - please, guys, don’t even consider taking me seriously) :-)
Yes, stencils are also no option! :-)
Since 40+ years I mark my cartridges with ink, using a permanent marker. It can, even after such a long time, be removed with aceton, and without any trace. Of course with care for the lacquer.
warning because you can “view” the damage in sun light
i don’t had material for taking good pictures but i had in the past some cartridges with indesirated marking even “removed” with aceton
even with aceton the marking is permanent
Many times, the ink used in marking pens, and especially old India ink, will, over time, react with the cartridge case metal and even after the black ink is removed, a “ghost” of the writing remains. Attached is a picture of a .577/450 Martini-Henry cartridge with the remnants of “W R A Co” on the case. Hard to see but in the center of the case just above the rim.
yes it exactly that i would talk