Unknown Mauser M1871 TNS sign

Does anyone know when he made it or the history of the company?

The book “De Munition zum Mausergewehr M71,” by Erik Windisch and Bernd Keller,(Page 50, illustration B0-St. 38, and Page 38 “Abbildungen der Bodenstempel auf Patronenhülsen M71,” show this headstamp as “unbekannt” (unknown) and suggest that it could be “NTS” or “STN” or “TNS.”

I realize this is no help regarding your question, but it is an indication that no answer for the question is likely forthcoming, unless something has been discovered since publication of this fine book in June of 2005.

John Moss

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