Found a cartridge in a box full of fired cases .
The case : modified Austrian 8 x 50R Steyr ( VII / 19 / 17 / eagle)
The bullet : standard 8 mm Lebel FMJ ( marked A.VE D 1 18 )
Shoulder position is about the same as the standard 7,62 x 54R Russian ctg but the case is longer ( 56 mm)
On side of the rim has been filed for display purposes
No signs of fireforming or reforming dies on the case surface
If it is a factory cartridge and not a “fake round” for displays,what is it?
The original bullet was obviously replaced with the French one (Maybe a collector without a 7,62 x 54R sample in his displays decided to copy the Russian ctg using an Austrian case and a Lebel bullet , just my opinion)