Identify ComBloc ammo in sealed tins

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by belercous, Sep 28, 2022.

  1. belercous

    belercous Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    edwardsville, ILL
    (I'm not sure where to put this post, but here looked as good as any place.)
    I have several sealed tins of ComBloc Milsurp ammo & would like to know what is in them without opening them. My research only got me so far. I do know the ammo is corrosive. My research found contradictory information so I'm not sure what is what.

    One tin is 7.62x25 (I believe). From what I can decipher it is brass cased, but also ranging/spotting(?) whatever that means, if it's even correct. I have no idea how many rounds are in the tin, when & where it was made.

    The other tins are 7.62x54r. Pretty sure they're copper washed steel case, heavy ball ammo. Again, not sure of the quantity, when & where it was made.

    Any help would be most appreciated.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    3,207
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
    Both are from Bulgaria. The Tokarev should be simple ball ammo, and the 7.62x54R is heavy, lead-cored ball.
     
    tark, rust collector and mope540 like this.
  3. belercous

    belercous Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    edwardsville, ILL
    Thanks jonnyc for the country of manufacture. I've figured out that the 7.62x25 can holds 800 rds, but still are not sure how many are in the x54R tin.
     
  4. kwguy

    kwguy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,155
    I thought the 7.62x54 tins came is quantities of 440 rounds?
     
  5. belercous

    belercous Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    edwardsville, ILL
    I know the Spam cans hold 400, but these cans are somewhat smaller.
     
  6. caribou

    caribou Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,732
    Location:
    North West Alaska
    Its like jonnyc said.

    Bulgarians made 800 round cases of 54r in 2x 400 rds, in cans, Hungary did too,
    Russia, Poland, Ukraine, East Germany, did 440 rd 54r x 2 in a wooden crate, Czech's put 800 in a can in a crate.
    Yougoslavia made 1,000 round crates of 4x250 rd American like ammo cans in there, and some odd small ones.
    Some country made 300 rds X 4 in a crate, but thats the limit for a one man carry


    85 grains x25 and the yellow tip heavy ball is 182 grain.
    Good ammo.
     
    entropy likes this.
  7. FL-NC

    FL-NC Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2016
    Messages:
    8,201
    Location:
    Fl panhandle
    You are lucky there is still paint on yours. Lots of the spam cans we recovered overseas the paint had deteriorated, so we had no idea what was in them until we cracked them open, which is a lot of fun, esp. if you don't have the special commie can opener. I finally started carrying one on my truck and another in the SSE kit when we did raids.
     
  8. belercous

    belercous Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    edwardsville, ILL
    Thanks much guys, your help is much appreciated. I thought the cans were a bit small for 440 rds, but 400 seems about right. Thanks for the bullets weights too.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice