7.62mm NATO Steel Case Designation


#1

These two steel case 7.62mm NATO items share the same “(+) LC 56” headstamp. I have them listed as M59 Ball (Steel Case) and M61 AP (Steel Case).

Do I have these ID’d right or did they receive other designations?

Thanks,
Dave E.


#2

That’s what I have mine identified as, but I don’t know if those are the correct “Official” designations or not. My ball round has a red annulus, not that that’s important or anything.


#3

Thanks, Phil.

Both my ball and AP (shown) have purple annular seal. Interesting that there was also red used…Makes one wonder just what volume these were made in and/or if there was anything indicated by the color.

Dave E.


#4

The pre-NATO steel case was designated the FAT1E4 but they rare. After standardization they were designated the same as the Ball and AP rounds, AFAIK. I have both LC 55 (+) and LC 56 (+).

Ray