7.62 Tokarev hds ID


#1

I would like to ID the headstamp on the left. It should be Chinese like the case on the right, found in the toy made with 5.8 mm cases


#2

Would you say that the symbol on the left top is a star, or more of a fleur-de-lis / plant style symbol? I wonder if the Chinese factories sell lots of bunter-error or other draw-error type cases to the companies that make these toys as a way of getting rid of factory-seconds and errors? Might be lots of odd headstamps found in toys that way.


#3

They are both standard style Chinese headstamps, but actually two dates I did not have recorded before. I blew the 11 81 up to a very large size, and I think it is just that the “1” has been over-stamped by extraction or accident, not an intentional marking.