Looking for an answer, i.e., if anyone knows what I have. Recently came into a batch of 8x57mm GI ammo on five shot stripper clips in 15 round brown cardboard boxes. The paper label is marked EJERCITO, then there is a fancy crest with flags an eagle and a picture of a snow capped mountain, desert, and a palm tree, and under the crest is the term ECUATORIANO.
Also on the paper is the following identification of the ammo
15 Cartuchos "SS"
I assume this is a Spanish load. The headstamp is 7.92 over 1955, with the capital letters A on each side of the primer. Has a normal brass case with a cupro-nickel spitzer bullet. stab crimped. Have not fired any of this ammo, just looks old, some is corroded. Only a few of the stripper clips are uncorroded.
Any ammo experts out there??