7.62 x 39 Country List


#1

Here is a list of all the countries I am aware of that either make, have made in the past or have had 7.62 x39 made for them with headstamps associated with the country.

Have I missed any?

7.62 x 39
COUNTRY LISTING

ALBANIA
ALGERIA
AUSTRIA
BANGLEDESH
BELGIUM
BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA (SINCE 1992)
BRAZIL
BULGARIA
BURMA
CANADA
CHINA, PEOPLES REPUBLIC
CUBA
CZECHOSLOVAKIA (UPTO 1991)
CZECH REPUBLIC (BEGIN 1992)
DDR (EAST GERMANY)
EGYPT (MISR) (UPTO 1958)
EGYPT (U.A.R.) (1959-1971)
EGYPT (A.R.E.) (1972-1990)
EGYPT (NON-ARABIC HEADSTAMP (SINCE 1991)
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY (WEST)
GREECE
HUNGARY
INDIA
INDONESIA
IRAN
IRAQ
ISRAEL
ITALY
JAPAN
KAZAKHSTAN (SINCE 1993)
MACEDONIA (SINCE 1991)
NETHERLANDS
NIGERIA
NORTH KOREA
NORWAY
PAKISTAN
PERU
POLAND
PORTUGAL
QATAR
RHODESIA
ROMANIA
RUSSIAN FEDERATION (SINCE 1991)
SERBIA (SINCE 1992)
SLOVAKIA (SINCE 1993)
SLOVENIA (SINCE 1993)
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH KOREA
SUDAN
SWEDEN
SYRIA (ARABIC HEADSTAMP)
SYRIA (NON-ARABIC HEADSTAMP)
THAILAND
UKRAINIAN REPUBLIC (SINCE 1991)
UZBEKISTAN
UNITED STATES
U.S.S.R. (UPTO 1990)
VENEZUELA
YUGOSLAVIA (UPTO 1991)
ZAIRE
ZIMBABWE


#2

Nice list.

India is missing.


#3

India? What is the headstamp? Made by or for them?

AKMS


#4

Any facts about what happened to the plant in Frunse/Bishkek, Kirgistan after the Soviet Union break-up?


#5

you forgot Thailand, they made a good bit somehow durring viet nam to supply ARVN and other clandsetine groups with ‘safe’ x39, also made booby trap x39’s commercially (other than the pulled down chicom rounds filled full of bullseye used before) for salting by US LRRP and the like

with the definition you have on there at the top you might could also include burma but im not sure.


#6

me262==Thanks for the Thialand listing. What headstamp did they use and what load types did they produce/ Same questions for Burma.


#7

[quote=“AKMS”]India? What is the headstamp? Made by or for them?

AKMS[/quote]

AKMS, to my knowledge they are made BY India, hs are:

KF 02 SA.7

and

KF 03 A7


#8

Oh, we forgot another country; Uzbekistan (on Manurhin Machinery)


#9

Hans–So, should Kirgistan be included in the list or not?

I have edited the list above to add the countries noted in the above posts.


#10

Ron, as I had to learn myself (thanks to John Moss) the country will be “Kirgyzstan”.


#11

EOD-Thanks (via John Moss) for the correction on the spelling. So, should it be included on the Country List for 7.62x39 or not?


#12

That I do not know since I try for years to figure it out.


#13

Ron,
during Soviet times in or nearby the capitol town Frunze, Kirgiz Soviet Republic (don’t remember what the official name was right now) - now Bishkek - plant 60 was operating. As we now know it started in 1941/2 with evacuated equipment from Lugansk.
If you can list it as a presently producing country I don’t know. I have no idea if they seized production or continued after the turn.


#14

It seems Lithuania is also missing : GGG marking.

JFL


#15

JFL–Thank you. I will add Lithuania to the list. Do you know what load types they produced?


#16

For Lithuania, only ball rounds. I don’t know if lead core or steel core.

JFL


#17

When buying this one it’s told me it’s produced in Kroati


#18

Jan–What is the headstamp?


#19

No Headstamp, brass head, nickel primer, no primer crimp or seal.
Jan


#20

Jan,
in my collection there is a fired and a loaded blank, both mostly identical, out of 2 independent sources.

  • The fired has a nickel plated primer, reported to be found in the Kroati