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Mystery cartridge identification!

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Rod4277, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Rod4277

    Rod4277 Member

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    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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  2. fletcher

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    Looks like 7.62x39.
     
  3. natman

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  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Made by Pretoria Metal Pressings (South Africa).

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

    rc
     
  5. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Member

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    Sure looks familar for some reason.
     
  6. 303tom

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    It`s a 7.62x39................
     
  7. Jim K

    Jim K Member

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    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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