surplus ammo headstamp ID


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jrfoxx
August 8, 2007, 12:51 PM
My google-fu is appparently off today, as I tried to look these up, but came up empty....

just curious as to the origin of some surplus ammo I've had for a while.First off is:

.303 british, FMJ, with headstamp 7 over K51

second is:

8mm mauser, FMJ, with headstamp 11 over 53, with a star at the right and left.

Thanks in advance.

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Mk VII
August 8, 2007, 02:00 PM
(i) Kynoch (Imperial Metal Industries), 1951, Mk.7
(ii) Yugoslavian, 1953

jrfoxx
August 8, 2007, 02:07 PM
Thanks.I actually thought thats what the .303 was, but the headstamp descriptons I kept finding were a little vague (to me at leat) so I wasnt real sure.Dont know if its the ammo,or my Savage Enfield no.4 mkI, or the combination of the 2, but that thing is more accurate than I can shoot it........great gun all around, and georgeous wood too, it quickly became one of my favorite milsurps..sure wish I remembered where got that ammo from......sounds like GOOD .303 british surplus is in REAL short supply anymore....

achildofthesky
August 9, 2007, 01:18 AM
www.igman.com/ammunition/codes/

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