Mystery cartridge identification!


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Rod4277
January 17, 2013, 09:27 AM
I m trying to identify this cartridge for a friend! He has approximately twenty boxes of this ammo packed in what looks like original plain white cube shaped boxes with no label. I did a little research looking in reloading manuals and on search and could not find a match. This cartridge is shorter than anything I could find. Please review the dimensions list and the attached pictures.

Mystery cartridge approximate dimensions:
Bullet dia.: ~0.310
Overall cartridge length: ~2.190
Case length: ~1.520
Case head dia.: ~0.440
The number 13 and 88 are stamped on the case head

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fletcher
January 17, 2013, 09:41 AM
Looks like 7.62x39.

natman
January 17, 2013, 10:28 AM
+1

7.62x39

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62%C3%9739mm

rcmodel
January 17, 2013, 11:23 AM
+1

Made by Pretoria Metal Pressings (South Africa).

A lot of it was imported in the mid-90's.

rc

351 WINCHESTER
January 17, 2013, 09:08 PM
Sure looks familar for some reason.

303tom
January 17, 2013, 09:43 PM
It`s a 7.62x39................

Jim K
January 17, 2013, 11:05 PM
Non-corrosive 7.62x39, used in the AK-47, SKS and some other rifles. If he wants to sell it he should have no problem doing so.

Jim

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