View Full Version : Another headstamp ID question ("P S")
September 21, 2001, 18:42
I searched the archives but I can't find this one listed anywhere. The headstamp has a "P" at 11:00 o'clock, an "S" at 1:00 o'clock, an "8" at 7:00 and a "1" at 5:00. Came in a faded blue-green cardboard box with no markings. It has a red ring around the primer, which is NOT staked/crimped.
I checked the Uscenter headstamp ID site and the only things close were a German round marked with P S (year), and a Czech round marked with P S.
September 21, 2001, 18:55
P S * P S *, P S * Povazske Strojarne Czechoslovakia*
[ September 21, 2001: Message edited by: EMDII ]
September 22, 2001, 11:02
some others too;
PS Spain / Pirotecnia Militar de Sevilla
PS South Korea / Poongsan
September 23, 2001, 01:40
Firstly, What calibre are we discussing?..the PS mark appears on several different calibres over a 60 year time span.
PS: Povaske Strojarne(Czech) on 7,9x57;with other H/S marks, dates in late 1940s early 1950s.
PS: Pirotechnia de Sevilla(Spain) Mostly on 1950's .303, but with full year and month lot
number, and Green/Blue primer seal.
PS: Poong San Corporation (PMC for commercial use): US Style layout,red primer seal, Mil. ammo with full circle edge crimp, as per US Practice, calibres:Ball 5,56, 7,62 Nato,
9mmPara,.45 ACP (Military)and Blanks for these calibres..Other calibres with FMJ projectiles may not be crimped. Dates in the late sixties to present.Also H/S PSD (Poongsan Defence Corp) :cool:
Regards, Doc AV
September 23, 2001, 05:45
Sounds to me (w/ half a million reloads) that we finally have a serious reloading/ammunition history buff!
Welcome, Doc AV. You know Andy the Aussie, and your neighbors Kevin NZ L1A1 Collector and 308 (or Robbie Lane as he is known to mere mortalas)?
September 23, 2001, 09:48
Ahhhhhhhh - sorry, it's 7.62x51. It does have a red primer seal and your explanation about "full circle edge crimp" sounds just like it - I was wondering what that "inset" was.....the box also had a round of LC stuff in it and I was surprised at how similar they were (makes sense now).
Sounds like South Korean is a winner!
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