Head stamp identification help

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  1. koni

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    So a buddy dropped a bucket of brass he collected from a shooting pit over the week. It was a good score. I got most of it sorted but I don’t know really what this is. Google says Yugoslavian..I think 8mm just wondering if anyone can confirm.

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  2. JD Fla1

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    I'd make a hanging pendent out of them. :thumbup: just because...
     
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  3. Mk-211

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    You can go to the cartridge collector's website and look there. The headstamp is Yugo, can't tell the caliber from that picture.
     
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  4. LiveLife

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_headstamps#Serbia_(73)

    "PP, PPU or ППУ Prvi Partizanski [zavod] ad Užice ("First Partizan [factory] at Užice") (1941; 1947-Present) - Užice, Serbia. On September 24, 1941 the FOMU facility was liberated from the Germans, who had wrecked the machinery and burned down the administration building. The ammunition production machinery and tool shop were moved to an underground vault under the National Bank and the other machinery was dispersed to the surrounding towns. An explosion on November 22, 1941 that killed 130 workers forced its closure. The factory moved back to the FOMU facility in 1944. It was renamed Prvi Partizanki zavod ad Užice (PPU) on September 5, 1947."​

    http://cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes?page=headstampcodes#N

    "Prvi Partizan-Namenska Proizvodnja, Titovo, Uzice 31000, Yugoslavia. These are actually Cyrillic letters equal to 'PPU' in the Western alphabet."​
     
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  5. koni

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    a few more pics.
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  6. koni

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    going to post there too thanks!
     
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  7. NR53

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    looks like 8mm mauser to me.
     
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  8. Mk-211

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    I'm going with 8mm Mauser also.
     
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  9. AgPilot

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    Aliens left those!!!
     
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    But were they illegal aliens? Enquiring minds and all that.:D

    Looks like 8MM to me as well.
     
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    Lol.
     
  12. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Prvi Partizan (Yugoslavia)

    Defiantly!
     
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  13. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    ^^^ Whoa, Sorry about the bold, loud type! ^^^
     
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  14. Swampman

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    Definitely Prvi Partizan of Ulzice Yugoslavia (now Serbia).

    Probably 8mm Mauser.

    Probably Berdan primed.

    Look in the case and see if it's got one central flash hole (Boxer) or 2 (sometimes 1 or 3) that are slightly off center (Berdan).
     
  15. Archie

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    As Swampman says, Prvi Partizan, city of Uzice, Serbia, (was Yugoslavia prior to 1992 or so). Good brass, I use the loaded rounds (they make 7.65x53mm Argentine, 8x56mmR Mannlicher and 8mm Lebel and a number of other calibers) and brass. The stuff for the U. S. is boxer primed, but I would imagine berdan system was used in 'old days' and possibly Europe.

    In my experience, good ammunition and components.
     
  16. kerreckt

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    Cyrillic for PPU
     
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    I agree, Berdan.
     
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