Came upon some 9mm Luger cases with a new R-P headstamp. After 14 hours of searching, I found a total of 12. In attachment, left is case first observed in last half of 2010, middle is the R-P case produced on a Formax machine – which weighs the same as the drawn case to its left, right is the new R-P headstamp with dot.
Immediately noticed that 8 of the new headstamped cases had ‘fingernail’ drag marks around the primer pocket which you regularly see on Winchester cases but rarely see on R-P cases, an indication they were made by someone other than Remington.
I believe they were produced by Jagemann (YAY-geh-mahn) for Remington. They have the characteristic Jagemann R, 9, m, and G. Also, I can find no characteristic that would indicate manufacture by anyone else.
Why Remington would be buying 9mm cases from Jagemann is beyond my understanding, but I’m convinced they’re Jagemann.