Is there any way to differentiate between a Platzpatrone 27 and a Platzpatrone 33 other than the bullet paper - wood difference?
I have one example that looks and feels to be made of wood. The bullet feels quite hard and is seated strongly in the case. There is also some evidence of wood grain. I believe this is a Platzpatrone 33.
P25 (Metallwarenfabrik Treuenbritzen G.m.b.H, Werk Sebaldushof, Sebaldushof).
VII (Steel Bochumer Verein fur Gusstahlfabrikation, Bochum).
The second example has a smoother and softer bullet that has developed a groove and is somewhat loose. There is no visible grain in the bullet that I can discern.
Is this a Platzpatrone 27?
P442 (Zieh-und Stanswerk G.m.b.H., Werk Schleusingen/Thüringen).
Both are inert and therefore; both bullets have, at some time, been pulled.
Is there a date when the manufacture of Platzpatrone 27 ended and Platzpatrone 33 began?
Any help in settling the identification would be greatly appreciated.