Some days ago I’ve got 7,9x57 cartridge PMK-v. For the first look it is a standard german speciment - tombac platted bullet, green ring at the nose, black ring around case mouth and primer. The condition of it was not very good and I even didn’t want to take it in my collection. But one moment was strange in this cartridge - it has typical features of reloaded case - folded line between case neck and shoulders, recrimped primer. It’s even easy to see the remains of red varnish inside previous crimps.
I was surprised of this, because I thinking that such special cartridges couldn’t be assembled with reloaded case.
Did it was standard practice for German in time of WWII? And why this case didn’t have line with dents around it’s body, which indicate reloaded case?