I recently picked up two 9x19mm boxes boxes:
One was a Novx made round using Shell Shock case and the PolyCase 65gr ARX bullet. The previous box held 26 rounds, 25 in a tray and one in a window in the box top. The headstamp was “NOVX+P 9MM LUGER” The new box is 20 round and the headstamp is simply “S3 9MM LUDER” . It is interesting that the earlier +P round was 1655 FPS and 395 Ft Lbs while the simple 9mm Luger round is marked 1730 FPS and 432 Ft Lbs!
The Mesko box, which was marked with only on the label show below, is so uninteresting that I almost passed on it. The sides and bottom are all white. However, I was very surprised by the headstamp. Instead of the expected commercial Mesko headstamnp, it was “9x19P 21 14” which doesn’t make much sense to me. the “21” could be the Mesko code but I have a hard time believing this ammo was produced in 2014. In fact, I seriously wonder if it is even Mesko. The box lacks all of the markings required of a box of ammunition made in the EU. The round looks like the current Turkish rounds, and the headstamp letters and style is very similar to the recent Turkish ammunition made by Turan (comparison below).
Thoughts or information appreciated!