7.62 NATO Ball round origin?


#1

Totally non magnetic with brass color primer. South African I assume but Who?

Thanks for looking.





#2

Yes, RSA, R1M2, made in 1983.


#3

And factory 12 is whom?


#4

Joe, the ‘12’ isn’t the manufacturer’s code, its the type of load - an R1.M2. Its actually made by Pretoria Metal Pressings.


#5

1 = ball
2 = 2nd modification (model)


#6

Jim, thanks for that tidbit.

Alex, yes thank you, as you know how dense I can be, and it would have taken me a bit to put two and two together, but you helped my slow brain along. Thank you.


#7

OK, next headstamp will be a new posting again at Fede’s suggestion. Which is a good idea.

Joe