Need help in MEN headstamp identification


#1

Please, tell me what the letter V means in this headstamp

MEN


#2

Here are my notes on the MEN Case Codes:

In 1981 MEN began producing sporting calibers and used a decreasing letter code (similar to the one used by post-WW2 DWM - IWK) to indicate the year of manufacture. The following codes are known to exist and the dates are believed correct:

E = 1981
D = 1982
C = 1983
B = 1984
A = 1985

The following codes also exist but the dates are not known for sure::

W = 1986 (1987 ?)
V = 1987 (1986 ?)
U = 1988 ?
T T = 1989 ?
S S = 1990 ? (or 1992 ?)

alternatively
Z or X or Y = 1986
W = 1987
V = 1988
U = 1989
T T = 1990 ?
S S = 1991 ? or 1992

( V is known on 8X75RS which was supposed to be 1986)
( V is known on 6.5x64 BRENNEKE which was supposed to be 1989)
(U is known on 5,6x50R MAG)
(SS is known on 9.3x74R which was supposed to be 1990 (also 300 Win Mag)
(SS is also known on 8x75RS which was supposed to be 1992 ?)
(T T is known on 7x64 which was supposed to be 1990)
(S P code is known on 338 Lapua Magnum)

There is also a “BRENNEKE 8x64S V” which may be by MEN with a ‘V’ date code but some believe the ‘V’ represents ‘Venator’; a brandname which Brenneke used in conjunction with their own guns. Note that the 8x64S (W9) is not known to have been listed by MEN.

Other examples:

MEN .308 WIN W
MEN .308 WIN C
MEN .308 WIN B
MEN .30-06 V
MEN .30-06 C
MEN 22 HO A
MEN 22 HO D
MEN 22 HO E
300 WIN MAG S MEN S
338 LAPUA MAG. S MEN P


#3

Thank you very much!