I would appreciate some help identifying these two cartridges I recently acquired.
7.92x57 Brass cass HS: K43 GIIZ, black primer seal (looks more puple in photos), remnants of black paint on tip. Cartridge weighs 417gns. Some thought that it may be a proof load. See photos below.
45 ACP, Steel case, TW 5 headstamp, lead bullet with what may be a .22 rf embedded in the bullet. This has some kind of red lacquer over it. See photos below. The headstamp of the .22rf (?) is a script. See last photo.
Looks pretty well made (no mold marks on the lead). Somebody’s home made exploder? Steel case too? Anyone have any ideas. John Moss, I would appreciate you weighing in.
Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.