7.62 x 39 Unknown Maker


#1

Does anyone know who made the following 7.62 x 39’s:

10 ▲ ▲ 73

10 ▲ ▼ 77

10 ▼ ▲ 81

Note the change in the orientation of the triangles. These COULD be Bulgaria, but I do not think so. I have a confirmed Bulgaria with the 10 77 headstamp (no triangles).


#2

Ron these are clandestine Russian lots. Unfortunately no details are known so far (well, at least to me).


#3

EOD–Thanks for the information.


#4

EOD, where did that info come from, if you can say?


#5

Initially it was a vague assumption (also by some other people). When I asked back to Russia I got the answer that they will not tell me why and for whom it was made. So they basically admitted it to be Russian.


#6

Guys,
I had one in my hands and I’m confident it is Chinese. Coincidentially it was a year 73 which has the rounded 3, not the triangular upper part Cyrillic writers need to distinguish the number from letter 3/Z. Also the 0 is more rounded than any Soviet maker style I know.
Putting it side by side with a 31 73 makes it obvious they are sisters.


#7

Here is the link, courtesy Erlen Meyer: http://img9.imageshack.us/i/chinese10akhs.jpg/


#8

Hans–Thanks for the link to the picture. I would tend to agree that they look more Chinese than Russian.

Does anyone have dates other than 73, 74, 77 & 81. If so, what is the orientation of the triangles?