7.62 x 25 HST Help


#1

I came upon this today. It seems to be a 7.62 x 25, but any ideas on the HST?


#2

Let me try before Jon gets here. Chinese Norinco?


#3

It is Chinese, from an anrsenal using the number “11” for a factory designator. Norinco has exported ammunition of this headstamp, and others to the U.S. and other countries. In that sense, it is proper, I suppose, to refer to it as NORINCO. However, bear in mind that NORINCO is a sales Agency, primarily an activity of the PLA, and not a manufacturer in the sense of being a particular or individual factory. The organization itself manufactures nothing. They simply handle the sale of many Chinese military products.


#4

Great, put the pressure on me to come up with something!
Ok, it’s 11 93, the last 11 date imported into the US. I have 11 98 and 99 cases, but they came from Spain.
If any members have any other post-93 Chinese dates I’d love to hear about them.


#5

I have or had 7.62x39mm from China with '94 and '95 dates. I know of some 7.62x39mm that turned up in New Zealand that had a post 2000 date. Or were you only asking about 7.62x25mm?

AKMS


#6

I was just talking about Tokarevs. I do need to back-track a bit, I also have a Chinese 947 94, but I’m not sure if I got that one in the US.