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Surplus 7.62x54R origin question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by collateral, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. collateral

    collateral Member

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    I bought about 50 rounds of light ball from a surplus store in my town today, they didnt know what country the ammo was from, its 149 grain I believe. Steel case with a copper wash, the headstamp has a star up top, 50 on the bottom, 3 on the left and 10 on the right and has red sealant around the primer. Do any of you know where its from?
     
  2. Hoppy590

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    bulgarian, only one i know that uses a star

    i met a girl from bulgaria. shed look at me strange when i asked questions along these lines :p
     
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    Yep, Bulgarian Factory 10, loaded in 1950.
     
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    I have a bunch of the 1955 light ball...good stuff.
     
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    Bulgarian. My brass case light ball has the sam ehead stamp, except the date (52). The 10 and the star are both good indicators of Bulgarian produced ammo.
     
  7. collateral

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    Thanks for your help everyone. These cases could be brass, but I really dont think so.
     
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