7.62 x 54R Headstamp Question


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andcam
December 27, 2008, 04:13 PM
Hey, I got some surplus ammo today...I was wondering if anyone could help me with info on the headstamp. There is the number 3 and the number 85. I am assuming that this is corrosive and berdan primed...

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grimjaw
December 27, 2008, 04:24 PM
Yes to corrosive and berdan primed. As to your other question, it's been awhile since I had to decipher them but you can find out for sure at http://www.7.62x54r.net.

If I had to guess, I'd say Albanian.

jm

Nugilum
December 27, 2008, 05:38 PM
OK, "3" means Albania

And "85" is the year of production, 1985. :D (really not that old)

It is 147 grain steel core bullet.

ALWAYS assume 7.62x54R surplus ammo as corrosive. ;)

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