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I believe that would be a cupro-nickel bullet. Some of those were a more "brassy" color, and some were silver. I think it all depended on how much cupro (copper) or nickel there is in the alloy.
 

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Hmm. I am guessing the "SS" is either an arsenal stamp or some kind of National Identification.

Steyr-Solothurn? Did they make ammo?
 

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Hmm. I am guessing the "SS" is either an arsenal stamp or some kind of National Identification.

Steyr-Solothurn? Did they make ammo?
:confused:SS= Schutzstaffel= "protection squad" .. .. .. more or less.

They used a symbol of two lightning bolts parallel roughly resembling "SS" save for the sharp angularity of the lightning graphic.
 

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Extra stamps on the head can mean a lot of things. Sometimes it's as simple as a lot, but that's not common. Most often is designates something about the load. Match cartridge, special heavy load, intended for MG's, etc.
 

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It is standard raufoss 7,92X57 for norwegian M1929 machinegun (license build M1917 in 7,92 mm).
SS in this case stands for "schweres spitzgeshoss" that tells it has a 198 grain bullet.
 
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