7.62 brass info please


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equalizer
January 23, 2008, 11:03 AM
I have some surplus 7.62 ammo. Can anyone tell me what or where this stuff was made? Headstamp is 87 f4 mf Thanks

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TexasRifleman
January 23, 2008, 12:30 PM
I am pretty sure that's Australian surplus. I have some that says 83 MF on the brass and F4 on the box. I've seen variations of those markings around and it's always been the Australian.

Is it on stripper clips?

Matt-J2
January 23, 2008, 01:06 PM
7.62x51? 7.62x54? 7.62x39? 7.62x25? 7.62 Nagant?

Ok, that last one was pushing it. Still, there's more than one '7.62'.

Gewehr98
January 23, 2008, 01:28 PM
Which "7.62"?

7.62x25, aka 7.62mm Tokarev
7.62x39, aka Soviet M43
7.62x45, aka Czech M52
7.62x51, aka 7.62mm NATO
7.62x54R, aka 7.62mm Russian
7.62x63, aka .30-06

Chipperman
January 23, 2008, 03:38 PM
I'm betting it's 7.62 NATO

TexasRifleman
January 23, 2008, 03:44 PM
Ok, that last one was pushing it. Still, there's more than one '7.62'.

Yes but I bet there are not many marked 87 f4 and mf on the headstamp like Australian surplus 7.62x51 :rolleyes:

THAT would be quite a coincidence.

Matt-J2
January 23, 2008, 04:24 PM
Yes but I bet there are not many marked 87 f4 and mf on the headstamp like Australian surplus 7.62x51

I'm not arguing that by any means, but it's just plain good practice to include that info in every post.
Turns the question: 'Where's the best place to get 7.62 ammo?' into 'Where's the best place to get 7.62x##?' ammo, which is clearly easier to answer right off.

equalizer
January 23, 2008, 07:51 PM
OK, it's 7.62x51. Thanks for the info.

equalizer
January 23, 2008, 07:52 PM
and yes, it's on the stripper clips.

jonnyc
January 23, 2008, 07:55 PM
Yes, it's 100% Australian 7.62x51 NATO.

Gewehr98
January 23, 2008, 09:21 PM
Yes but I bet there are not many marked 87 f4 and mf on the headstamp like Australian surplus 7.62x51

Particularly if we all had the headstamp codes of various flavors of ammo committed to memory. ;)

TexasRifleman
January 23, 2008, 09:40 PM
and yes, it's on the stripper clips.

Yep, that's the Australian. Should be pretty good stuff.


Particularly if we all had the headstamp codes of various flavors of ammo committed to memory.

I was just kidding. I have crates of that stuff is all....

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