7.62 slap tracer, full carton


#1

An early Christmas present to myself. It’s now mine! Headstamp is WCC 88 SLAP. Red primer seal and base.


#2

Merry Christmas, Ray,
As you know, I gravitate to older, more historic ammo. Could you explain to me your obvious excitement about this box? Is it experimental?


#3

Vlad

Yes, the 7.62mm SLAP cartridges were experimental. The Tracers were manufactured only one in five to be belted with the tungsten penetrator cartridges. So, they are a little harder to find, especially in a full carton in perfect condition. I don’t usually collect cartons of the post-NATO cartridges but it was impossible to pass on this one. Here’s more:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13565&p=96159&hilit=SLAP#p96159


#4

Impressive, that is really neat. Good find.


#5

Ray what makes a full box better than one with just 1 cartridge? (except for the value of each single cartridge of course)


#6

EOD

There’s no answer to that question. I suppose it’s the same thing as one headstamp being better than another, one bullet better than another, or one color tip better than another. The value of a single cartridge actually is less in a full box so it’s not really value.

Ray