What on earth is this stuff....


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Afy
March 29, 2010, 11:23 AM
The entire cartridge is grey. .

Appreciate the help, and sorry for the crappy picture.
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh178/afy08/IMGP0811.jpg

headstamp is aym 68. So likely to be corrosive.
Came in plain grey boxes, on stripper clips which were marked bxn 68.. quite curious.

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fireman 9731
March 29, 2010, 11:44 AM
Looks like 7.62x39 to me:neener:

jimmyraythomason
March 29, 2010, 11:46 AM
7.92 kurz?

Robert
March 29, 2010, 11:59 AM
It is Czech 7.62x39 made in 1968. But why it is that color I can not tell you.

Afy
March 29, 2010, 12:00 PM
Nope 7,62x39... but not sure why the entire cartridge is grey...
Steel probably. Need to find a magnet...

Afy
March 29, 2010, 12:42 PM
The bullet is steel... at least magnetic. So guess the entire thingie is painted to prevent rust. Ah well... luckily only have 80 rounds of the stuff.

Kernel
March 29, 2010, 03:27 PM
Looks like steel coated with an epoxy-phenolic lacquer to prevent/delay corrosion. Pretty typical for Commie Block ammo.

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