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What on earth is this stuff....

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Afy, Mar 29, 2010.

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  1. Afy

    Afy Member

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    The entire cartridge is grey. .

    Appreciate the help, and sorry for the crappy picture.
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    headstamp is aym 68. So likely to be corrosive.
    Came in plain grey boxes, on stripper clips which were marked bxn 68.. quite curious.
     
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  2. fireman 9731

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    Looks like 7.62x39 to me:neener:
     
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    7.92 kurz?
     
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    It is Czech 7.62x39 made in 1968. But why it is that color I can not tell you.
     
  5. Afy

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    Nope 7,62x39... but not sure why the entire cartridge is grey...
    Steel probably. Need to find a magnet...
     
  6. Afy

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    The bullet is steel... at least magnetic. So guess the entire thingie is painted to prevent rust. Ah well... luckily only have 80 rounds of the stuff.
     
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    Looks like steel coated with an epoxy-phenolic lacquer to prevent/delay corrosion. Pretty typical for Commie Block ammo.
     
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