View Full Version : 7.62 NATO headstamp ID needed
September 14, 2001, 19:39
Anyone recognize any of these headstamps? I ordered this loose packed 7.62 NATO from SAMCO and got a hodgepodge of interesting stuff. It was all supposed to be Swedish, which most of it is, but there were also the above ammo included. BTW it was $69.50 per 500 but shipping was 22.04. All the ammo was dirty but not too bad and about 20 had bullets that could be wiggled in their shells. A larger picture can be seen at the link below. http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=111712&a=11745816&p=54135950&Sequence=0&res=high
September 14, 2001, 19:41
7.62 scan (http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=111712&a=11745816&p=54135950&Sequence=0&res=high)
Wright Brothers Gunsmiths
September 14, 2001, 20:41
CBC is Brazilian
TZ is izzy I think. Some reported trouble with TZ 80, case splitting in the head.
Hope this helps.
[ September 14, 2001: Message edited by: Wright Bros Gunsmiths ]
September 15, 2001, 00:29
A couple more:
FLB - Argentine
HP - Hirtenberg patronen
FN - Fabrique National
September 15, 2001, 07:54
SM : Sweden / Svenska Metallverken
FN : Belgian / FN
86/12 : ?
FR : Brazil
TZ : Isreali
FLB : Argentina
N : ?
HP : Austria / Hirtenberger Patronen Zundhutchen
F : ?
CBC : Brazil / Companhia Brasliera de Cartuchos
MS : (West) German / Manusaar
Only thing I have for N and F are both Poland. Not sure if they made/make 7.62NATO.
September 15, 2001, 09:26
N - might be Spain
F - Chile
September 15, 2001, 15:12
Hey thanks guy for all your work on this. Interestingly some of the rounds have scrapes on the brass that looks like they were delinked. Also about 10 or so have light primer dents (very light), should be interesting to see how they shoot. :rolleyes:
September 15, 2001, 15:56
BION- some light primer dents come from cycling in the action. One way to strip them from links, I suppose!
September 16, 2001, 22:22
Try this spot. It may not have them all but it is a good start. http://members.home.net/cstein0/uscenter.htm
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