VPT 1943 9x19mm box

This box is filled up with various German 9x19mm ammo. Is this an authentic 1943 Finnish salvage repack or just a present day stuffer box? What does the red overstamp say?


Nice box

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The box and it’s content don’t belong together, or at least it’s nothing official. The box is for ordinary Finnish 9 mm ball cartridges loaded by the Valtion Patruunatehdas (VPT) in December 1943. The German cartridges inside, however, do have very typical headstamps imported into Finland during the war…

The official Finnish repacks of German 9 mm ammunition were always relabeled as such by the depot the work was carried out and they have the depot’s name stamped on it (AV 1, AV 8, etc.).

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