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Surplus 7.62x54R origin question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by collateral, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. collateral

    collateral Well-Known Member

    I bought about 50 rounds of light ball from a surplus store in my town today, they didnt know what country the ammo was from, its 149 grain I believe. Steel case with a copper wash, the headstamp has a star up top, 50 on the bottom, 3 on the left and 10 on the right and has red sealant around the primer. Do any of you know where its from?
  2. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    bulgarian, only one i know that uses a star

    i met a girl from bulgaria. shed look at me strange when i asked questions along these lines :p
  3. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

  4. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    Yep, Bulgarian Factory 10, loaded in 1950.
  5. jpwilly

    jpwilly Well-Known Member

    I have a bunch of the 1955 light ball...good stuff.
  6. mp510

    mp510 Well-Known Member

    Bulgarian. My brass case light ball has the sam ehead stamp, except the date (52). The 10 and the star are both good indicators of Bulgarian produced ammo.
  7. collateral

    collateral Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your help everyone. These cases could be brass, but I really dont think so.

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