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I just found an old can of 7.62 nato rounds. There are several heaad stamps I don't now.Lokking for some clues.
1) Black primer ZV 7.62 69 no nato mark
2) RA 96 has nato mark
3) DAG-66-38 has nato mark
The DAG 66-38 was made by the dynamite manufacturer started by Alfred Nobel, in what was then West Germany. Made in 1966, the 38 is some sort of lot or date identifier.
Berdan primed, non-corrosive, NATO spec.
[ May 18, 2001: Message edited by: BUFF ]
May 18, 2001, 17:48
ZV - Zbrojovka Brno, Czech Republic
RA - two possibilities; Remington Arms military contract. Raufoss of Norway. The Raufoss stamp may show a caliber designation.
If someone could help me out: .50 BMG ball round with a headstamp
I'm assuming 54 means it was manufactured in 1954.
[ May 18, 2001: Message edited by: Wadman ]
May 18, 2001, 20:28
ICI is Imperial Chemical Industires, Ltd. (UK).
Actually use to work for ICI a few years ago (adhesives). Previously, they had also manufactured fertilizer, ammonium nitrate (since sold off). Supposedly, McVeigh had used ICI fertilizer to mix part of his exposives. Johnny Cocheran had sued ICI on behalf of the bombing victims and family for the use of their fertilizer in the event. Apparently there was a (more expensive) way to make the fertilizer harder to turn into an explosive and ICI didn't make it so, after all it is fertilizer. ICI had also used ammonium nitrate for explosives and ammo manufacture, also in the past.
May 18, 2001, 22:39
ZV was sold by century about 10-12 years ago.
supposely it is corrosive. I shot mine and have'nt had a problem with it. it was cheap back then 89 buck for 900 delivered to my door.
May 19, 2001, 08:21
I got a pile of the ZV-? headstamped stuff. The '69 is what I tried first. OOOPS! 5 out of twenty, no ignition, so I pulled the rest and loaded powder and bullet into prepped TZ brass. Had to do abut a hundred, only took an hour or so. At the price I paid, it's still cheap components! HTH, Paul
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