That's what the case is supposed to look like. The cases are annealed, that is heat treated. Some vendors of commercial ammo polish the cases afterward to make them nice and pretty. The polishing just adds unnecessary time and cost to production.
Lake City and others skip the polishing step for military ammo.
The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie. --Joseph A. Schumpeter
A man is none the less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years. --Lysander Spooner
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