While entering some new acquisitions into my collection database I noticed this box (sS. o. L. P 6. L. 31) had a 2nd label under the top one. It was brick red and judging from the date of the top label (1931) it would have to be a Platzpatronen 27 or so I thought.
After steaming the label off with a teakettle it turned out to be a Platzpatronen all right, but a 33 not a 27 (P.28. 7. L. 35.). The loading year (1935) is after that of the label on top!!
Has anyone that collects German 7.9 mm seen this before and how does the older label get put on top of the newer one?
The cartridges that are in the box do not match what’s printed on the sS label but there are several possible explanations for that.