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August 16, 2001, 11:26
What is WCC headstamp?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but are these correct:
TZ, TZZ, KU - Israeli
SMI - Italian
IVI - Canadian
ZV - Czech
FNM - Port
HD - Singapore
If you know any more, I'd appreciate you posting. A couple months ago, I purchased a 1k "pinged" ammo package from Southern Ammo - and I'm trying to ID this stuff. I've been told to watch out for TZ-80. Is this good advice? Any others to "pull"?
August 16, 2001, 11:50
.303 ammo headstamped HXP. Is this Greek?
August 16, 2001, 13:09
August 16, 2001, 14:47
Actually, Western Cartridge Company.
WCC is a branch of what used to be Winchester but is now a part of Olin.
August 16, 2001, 15:31
You should be careful firing any Israeli headstamp ammo in this lot, not just the TZ80. See the post below on "Southern Ammo: Israeli KU report".
August 16, 2001, 20:11
HXP is Greek.
Greek Powder & Cartridge Company
August 16, 2001, 21:33
I just purchased some South African ammo with the FNM head stamp. Are you sure that FNM is Port or are you asking?
I also have some ammo made in China marked:
Seems very hot, anyone heard of it??
August 16, 2001, 22:00
has anyone ever seen the headstamp "AFN" I have about 10rds of this stuff and I'am unsure about country of origin and it is 308 any help would be appreciated.Thanks
August 17, 2001, 12:28
All the listing I had were really questions.. I was looking for verification.
August 17, 2001, 14:18
The case of Portugese I have is marked as FNM.
August 17, 2001, 16:13
FNM is port.
RG is British - Radway Green
August 17, 2001, 17:07
FMN is Portugal, [but to stir the pot a little] Mexico also used the letters FMN in 1955 on their 7mm cartridge.
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