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#1 sharpshooter

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 02:09 PM

I have some 7.62 rounds I found and was wondering how to desifer the headstamp codes They are 7.62, 69, ZV. I know one is the armor code but which one.
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#2 Sgt_JarHead Re: Head stamp meaning?

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 06:31 PM

We need to know if it's 7.62x51, 7.62x39 or 7.62x54R.

Sounds like it could be from Czecheslovakia. Can't give any more info without more details on the cartridge.
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#3 mtnboomer Re: Head stamp meaning?

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 10:01 PM

ZV - Sellier & Bellot - Vlasim factory; probably made in 1969
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#4 sharpshooter Re: Head stamp meaning?

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 10:16 PM

They are 7.62x51 FMJ. also the primers are either painted or coated black. Sorry, should have given the info to start with. Thanks boomer

Edited by sharpshooter, 28 December 2004 - 10:17 PM.

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 12:35 AM

If my memory serves me correctly, some 7.62 xi 51 NATO was manufactured by the soviet bloc during the cold war, and the headstamps were of the same fashion that you described. The 69 is the year, 1969. The ZV means that it was manufactured in Czechoslovakia.

If I am wrong then so be it, but I wager that mtnboomer & I have a pretty good chance of being right on this one.

Edited by Sgt_JarHead, 29 December 2004 - 12:36 AM.

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#6 sharpshooter Re: Head stamp meaning?

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 11:25 PM

Thanks Sgt. hell I didn't know we had red ammo here. Learn something new every day. Again.. Thanks ok>
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#7 autoload Re: Head stamp meaning?

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 01:22 PM

http://www.cartridge...dstampcodes.htm

For anyone interested here is a link for headstamp reference.
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#8 Sgt_JarHead Re: Head stamp meaning?

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 05:09 PM

http://www.cartridge...dstampcodes.htm

For anyone interested here is a link for headstamp reference.

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Thats an excellent reference, thanks for sharing it with us! ok>
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 05:51 PM

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 09:55 PM

awesome site
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#11 sharpshooter Re: Head stamp meaning?

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 08:25 AM

Thanks for the site...very useful ok>
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#12 mtnboomer Re: Head stamp meaning?

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 04:22 AM

That's the site I use. It's pretty good but, of course, it can't list every headstamp, although it has a lot of them. ok>
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