Romanian 7.62x39: corrosive?

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  1. toivo

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    I've searched the web and can't find this exact ammo, so I'll ask here. I've come across some Romanian 7.62x39 and I have no idea whether it's corrosive. It comes in a grey cardboard box. Printed on the top is:

    MADE IN ROMANIA
    7.62X39 mm
    LEAD CORE
    20 CARTRIDGES


    Printed on the side is:

    Warning: Keep away from
    Children
    For use only in modern
    firearms of good condition

    DO NOT RELOAD

    The bullets have a red band around them right where they come out of the case.

    Does anybody know anything about this stuff?
     
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  2. briansmithwins

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    Any date codes on the box or head? Steel case or brass?

    I'd assume it's corrosive until proven otherwise.

    BSW
     
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    Pic of box or ammo?
     
  4. toivo

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    No date codes on box. Head has two numbers: 324 on one side and 94 on the other.

    No pics right now -- I can post some later tonight or tomorrow.
     
  5. meanmrmustard

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    Clean it as if its corrosive.

    Then there's never an issue.:)
     
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    Hard to make out the numbers in the bottom pic, but it's "324" at the top and "94" at the bottom.

    I know I should treat it as corrosive, but I'm lazy and I'm hoping for the magic ID that will tell me I don't have to ... :eek:
     
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