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Help me idenify this surplus ammo

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Antihero, Dec 25, 2006.

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  1. Antihero

    Antihero Member

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    So i bought some reboxed 7.62x51 surplus ammo and id like to know more about it, especially weather its corrosive or not The headstamps are:


    L C 63 with what apears to be a cross in a circle (nato maybe?)

    SB 89

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Blackfork

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    Lake City Ammunition Plant

    Sounds like Lake City Ammunition Plant, 1963 ammo. The Nato cross in a circle is the NATO mark. USGI issue ammo, now surplus. Does the box say 118LR or M852 or anything? Any paint or color on the bullet?
     
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    Non-corrosive.

    Ammo that late is non-corrosive. They really had solved that by the end of WWII.

    Ought to be good ammo. Standard USGI load in 30 cal.
     
  4. Antihero

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    It had been reboxed so i dont know. I thought it might be Lake City ammo, but wanted to make sure. Im not an expert, so for all i know LC coulda stood for La Cucharacha:neener:


    Is the SB 68 Sellior& Belliot (sp?)?
     
  5. dstorm1911

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    LAKE CITY the cross signifies its Lake city and NOT hungarian, the 63 is year of manufacture it should be corrosive primed the reason for mercuric salt primers is longer shelf life when stored, Ya should always consider all military ammo corrosive and clean accordingly.

    the SB could be

    Arms Corporation of the Philippines, (formally Squires Bingham Co.) Marikina, Republic of the Philippines

    Empresa Nacional Santa Barbara de Industrias Militares SA, Toledo, Spain

    Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Sellier and Bellot, Schoenbeck/Elbe, Germany


    They all use SB for headstamp

    if ya can post a couple pics, better description, what kinda case's steel, brass what kind of case finish?
     
  6. Antihero

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    Sorry i dont have a digital camera at the moment so no pics.

    The cases are brass and the SB 89 case also has 7.62x51 on it

    No, the primer is sealed with green lacquer though.
     
  7. citizenkane

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    The s&b ammo could be corrisive. Samco lists S&B 7.62 nato for sale as corrisive.
     
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    LC ball manufactured in 1962 is most definitely NOT corrosively primed.
     
  9. jonnyc

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    SB 7.62x51 89 is Spanish.
     
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