7.62 NATO Ball round origin?


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

Thanks for looking.


Yes, RSA, R1M2, made in 1983.


And factory 12 is whom?


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


1 = ball
2 = 2nd modification (model)


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.


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