Since a lot of years I have a Pist.Patr.08 mE (St+) cartidge in my collection, made bij FN under German uccupation.
Headstamp ch St+ 11 42. Black magnetic case and bullet.
This one has a steel case, but no trace / evindence of laquer at all. It is not cleaned, the black bullet is originally black.
Today I found exactly the same cartdigde in an old collection I buyed. Also no trace/evidence at all of laquer, also an origianal bullet black.
Is it possible/true, they made steel cases, send originally from the factory into the field, without any laquer?
Edit: Same on a 3th one, with headstampr ch St+ 43 15