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Posted: 5/1/2012 4:51:51 PM EDT
I have 3-55 gallon barrels of brass I am sorting. Luckily, 2 of them are 99.9% .223 so there isn't much sorting going on there. The other is mixed. I basically have to handle every piece by hand. I came across this little guy and after seeing how it was shaped, I had to look at the headstamp. It has a VIII on top, then a "19" on the left side of the primer, a "38" on the right side of the primer and a little eagle on the bottom over a Nazi symbol. I thought it was kinda neat to basically just stumble across it.


Link Posted: 5/1/2012 5:05:18 PM EDT
neat
Link Posted: 5/1/2012 5:07:10 PM EDT
Cool piece of brass. My FIL gave me a few loaded rounds he found with the same stamp.



55 gallon drum of mixed brass?




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Link Posted: 5/1/2012 5:23:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2012 5:24:12 PM EDT by blake-b]
Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
Cool piece of brass. My FIL gave me a few loaded rounds he found with the same stamp.



55 gallon drum of mixed brass?




http://www.midwayusa.com/product/847836/shell-sorter-brass-sorter-9mm-luger-40-smith-and-wesson-45-acp-3-bowl-set


Best money you will spend for sorting brass

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I am only sorting out the 223, 308, 45, 40, and 9MM. There are some 30.06, 7.92, something Russian maybe 7.62x54, and some others here and there. Will those work for the rifle brass?
Link Posted: 5/1/2012 5:33:50 PM EDT
What kind of rimmed cartridge were the Nazi's using?
Link Posted: 5/1/2012 5:48:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2012 8:41:00 PM EDT by vbfg135]

Originally Posted By Stump70:
What kind of rimmed cartridge were the Nazi's using?

see post below.
Link Posted: 5/1/2012 5:48:48 PM EDT
The only Nazi eagle on brass case is the 8X56MM rimmed which is not even a military cartridge

No 8MM or 9MM the standard rounds for the German military (8MMX33MM for the MP44 near the end) had a swastika stamped on it

55gallon drums, That is some serious sorting


Wulfmann
Link Posted: 5/1/2012 5:51:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2012 5:55:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2012 8:00:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wulfmann:
The only Nazi eagle on brass case is the 8X56MM rimmed which is not even a military cartridge

No 8MM or 9MM the standard rounds for the German military (8MMX33MM for the MP44 near the end) had a swastika stamped on it

55gallon drums, That is some serious sorting


Wulfmann


Tell that to the German military police who chased the partizans in the mountains of Yugoslavia during WWII with 8x56 carbines.


Link Posted: 5/1/2012 8:02:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2012 9:34:22 PM EDT
Well this is the something new I learned today.
Link Posted: 5/2/2012 4:53:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dcat:
Originally Posted By Wulfmann:
The only Nazi eagle on brass case is the 8X56MM rimmed which is not even a military cartridge

No 8MM or 9MM the standard rounds for the German military (8MMX33MM for the MP44 near the end) had a swastika stamped on it

55gallon drums, That is some serious sorting


Wulfmann


Tell that to the German military police who chased the partizans in the mountains of Yugoslavia during WWII with 8x56 carbines.


And to save ammo for the fronts occupation units used every imaginable caliber they could.

But that does not in any small way diminish the validity of my statement


Wulfmann

Link Posted: 5/2/2012 6:26:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2012 6:26:50 AM EDT by JSzabo]
Yup thats a 8x56R. Want to start to reload the Priv brass and the Hornady ammo. From what I've been told the German and Hungary brass is good to load. Prob is finding the bullets As I believe the bullet has to be a .329 bullet but some people use a .330.
Link Posted: 5/2/2012 9:00:23 AM EDT
Last year, my Father purchased a German K98 at an estate sale. When he was ready to pay, the lady pointed to an ammo can marked 8mm and said he could have the ammo for an extra $25. He agreed and loaded it in the truck without ever inspecting the ammo.
After he got home, he opened the ammo can and it was full of this same ammo, on stripper clips and in original Nazi marked cardboard boxes. It was in absolutely mint condition. It must be rare because he brought it to a recent gun show and the ammo dealers got in a bidding war with him over it. He wound up selling the ammo for more than he paid for the K98 plus a case of 8x57 non-corrosive ammo for the K98.

-Deke
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