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Need some quick help with 7.62 NATO headstamp

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jagdpanzer347, Nov 6, 2006.

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  1. jagdpanzer347

    jagdpanzer347 Member

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    Just bought a battle pack of ammo and need to know what it is. It is a dark green 200 pack. The sticker on the side has HP in a circle. 200 cartuchos, 7,61mm ^ 51 "NATO". The headstamp is 7.61x51 with a small hp. It is not NATO marked, 1978 production. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Glockenstein, thanks for the link. After I posted here I found a couple references via Google. There is a really good link to a Spanish web page over on riflecountry.com. It is Hirtenberger. Perhaps a contract run for a Spanish speaking country due to it's label.

    I found it at a local shop. Went back and bought the last three packs. Pretty good deal at 34.00 each.

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    AMMO:Cartuchos

    Quite common out there (with green primer annuli) and in nice little 15 round boxes, is Ecuadorian, that my bud with his M-1A sniper gets quarter-sized groups with

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    JPZ,

    You need to be arrested, my friend...that was a steal for some of the best surplus out there...

    Hirtenberger Patronen is what the HP stands for...and it is boxer primed...there was talk of some out there that was berdan, but without seeing it first-hand, I think that was all it is...talk.

    I have two battle packs left on a case I got about 3 years ago. and another 700 or so pcs of brass...is good stuff. :)

    A suggestion...save it and mebbe look for somthing else to shoot...or you could sell it to me. :D

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    Yes- I would consider buying a lottery ticket if I were you. You are very lucky finding Hirt (especially for that price)!:what:
     
  7. jagdpanzer347

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    Thanks DB. The Hirt will be going deep in the stash along with the Port I was able to find. I will shoot up some SA until I start reloading 7.62. What sort of labeling does your Hirt have on the packs and boxes?

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    can't recall what was on the individual boxes...been a long time since I actually looked at one. :)

    I will have to get to the house to see what the headstamps are. I do know for a fact that all my brass was stamped 79 and 80 respectively along with 7.62x51. And of course that VERY NICE single hole in the primer pocket. :D


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    looking at it right now...


    Call the date stamp 12 o'clock....

    At about 4 o'clock there is a six point star (asterisk...whatever...)

    At about 8 there is a 5 point star.

    between the two is 7.62x51

    hope this helps!

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    Cartuchos

    It is ecuadoran if the primer annulus is green

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    Thanks for the reply DB. I think the particular lot I have must have been manufactured for a Spanish-speaking country due to it's packaging and lack of a NATO stamp.

    Yodar, this ammo has black primer sealant and is packed in twenty round boxes. I think cartuchos is Spanish for cartridges. My Guat 5.56 has this wording on it's packaging as well.

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