Just wanted to pass along new information. I have carried the attached hst as unknown for many years.
It came from a very old Belgian collection and is loaded with a black mE bullet. It is clearly one of a number of rounds I have which have older hsts (FN & AEP) which were loaded, probably in 1941 or 42 with German style mE bullets. It appears FN loaded up a bunch of old cases for some purpose. Perhaps factory guards, Police, whatever, but clearly not for the German military. I have never seen a box of these loads. I have assumed this case was for an FN contract in the Middle East or Perhaps Asia, but have never been able to figure out what the letters were. I know there is one other example of this round that is in Bill Ws collection, which I documented in 1982.
Recently looking at photos of pistol rounds and boxes from a Turkish Crime Lab (almost all destroyed after the 2016 attempted coup) I noticed what appears to be an identical headstamp in a box of Turkish 6.35B cartridges which appear to have all been contract loads. I now believe that this case was a leftover from a 1920s/30s FN contract with Turkey.
Has anyone ever seen this or a similar headstamp on any caliber???
Has anyone seen a box of mixed, mostly Belgian hsts, loaded with black mE bullets???
Can anyone decipher the letters on this headstamp???
Any documentation and/or opinions would be welcome.