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Does anyone know just exactly what ammo I have, as follows:


  1. First batch --Boxes are marked "15 cartouches mauser; 7,9 mm; a balle 1939". Headstamps are marked "E(epsolon)5k [top]; E & E(epsolon) [sides] and either 38 OR 1938 [bottom]" OR "C [top];P & H [sides]; and 38 [bottom)"
  2. Second batch -- Boxes are marked "20; 7,9sS; P.C.H.; 1940. Headstamps are marked "E & K (sides) -- NO date!
  3. Primer sealer appears to be very dark green on the 15 round boxes. No sealer on the 20 round boxes

ALL boxes & ammo are pristine and appear same as when they left the factory!

Thanks for any info

Dave
 

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Top one for sure is Greek. The second two are probably Greek, but some German ammo used fake headstamps, and sent the ammo to Spain for the civil war there. All is s.S. heavy ball, corrosive, berdan primed.
 

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As above, most-likely Greek, but there was some Tom-foolery during the SCW. I have seen some mention that the PCH was actually British, but I would go with Greek.
 

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I just shot the last of my 1939 PCH a few weeks ago. Kept three nice boxes for collecting. Had over 1k of this stuff at one time.
 
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