In looking through my German boxes and photos for a project I’m working, I ran across a number of boxes with overstamps that I do not know the meaning of, or in some cases can’t make out.
Any help with thise would be appreciated. I’d also appreciate knowing about similar overstamps or other unusual overstamps.
This box is interesting because it includes the stamp of Waffenamt 836, the inspector at Kabel-u. Metallwerke Neumeyer A.G., Werk Nürnberg who produced this ammunition. Why the Waffenamt stamp? I have a an identical box in my collection and have documented others, all this same lot. My other va boxes do not have this stamp.
This is a box of Ex rounds headstamped P 21 Ex. I tried the computer translater on this note, but the result made no sense. Any help appreciated. This box is not in my collection.
A normal MW box, but I have not previously seen the “DRUK K” stamp before. Does anyone have any idea of the meaning. The cartridges are all headstamped MW 8 17 and 9 17.
The next one looks like a Polte box that after they loaded or at some later time decided they didn’t really know the manufacturer data. It may have been a repack. I only have the photo and have no idea what was in it.
The strange thing to me is the “M 23” printed on the box label. Does anyone have an idea for the use of this marking. I don’t recall seeing it on other German boxes.
Finally, an hlc box from 1942 with a strange marking in red that I can’t make out. Can anyone tell me what it says and perhaps provide a translation?
Thanks to everyone for all the help!!!