7.62 Nato ? Updated picture

Why is there no Nato symbol on this round?

Thanks
Steve

Steve

It’s not a NATO cartridge. You need a better photo of the bullet. Is it GM or GMCS? Maybe solid GM or turned steel? The primer seal is an odd color too. I’m thinking maybe an OFA Tracer with solid GM bullet but the photo clarity makes it impossible to tell.

Ray

I think the primer seal is just dirty, I will take a better pic.

Steve

Steve

Just as important as a clear photo, you need to look closely at the bullet to see if you can tell what it’s made of. I’m thinking OFA but I probably cannot tell that from a photo. I’d have to look at it up close, or even pull it to see.

ray

Ray,

Updated picture. Bullet is NON-magnetic.

Steve

Steve

I’d say it’s an OFA (Overhead Fire Application) tracer. Fairly common.

Ray

Ray, So for U.S. use, and not NATO approved. Is that why no NATO mark?

Steve

Steve

I have OFA tracers with a NATO headstamp. I don’t know the significance of the non-NATO headstamps. It’s not unique to the OFA cartridges. Maybe somebody else knows.

Ray

Thanks Ray

Steve