I got a new 45-70 round for the collection and when I got home noticed that the case appears to be turned (lathed) brass and the hstp is done as if with a punch. It does not follow the curve of the rim and is straight across the head. Hstp is “SPANZ” above the primer and “45-70” below it. Has anyone else come across any of these before? Was/is it common for cases to be turned? Any ideas on hstp?
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