A sharp-edged instrument would be my guess.
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I see, thank you very much gents.
something has worn into it thats for sure ,maybe a wire ligature as a make do carrying strap ,is there a mark elsewhere on the circumferance of the neck ?
I see. That could be a possibility too.
No sir, the mark is only that one.
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Ah that's some real possibilities too.
If this indeed a shrapnel damage, i guess the wearer is lucky indeed.
About that hot edged instrument or shrapnel, how high the temperature needed to peel metal like this?
there is also the possibility its a mark picked up during manufacture
Aluminium melting point is 660 oc. (I used to do black sand casting)