7.62x25 headstamps for JohnMoss


#1

John, reading your post in the #58 7.62x54r thread reminded me of something. Several years ago I bought some Yugoslavian 7.62x25 and it turned out to be reloaded with Soviet cases from late WWII and just after. I made a list of the headstamps back then and set examples aside. I am pasting the list below. I don’t know if any of this is any value, but better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. If you have any questions about a particular cartridge I will find it and re-examine it or take a picture for you. The cases appear to have been tumbled and are not in the best of shape from a collectors standpoint if I recall correctly.

K | * | 44 | * |
T 45 (ring, raised)
T ^ 46 ^
3 * 44 VI
3 * 44 VII
3 * 44 VIII
3 * 44 XI
3 * 44 XII
3 * 45 I
3 * 45 II
3 * 45 III
3 ^ 45 I
3 ^ 45 II
3 ^ 45 III
3 ^ 45 IV
10 * 44 *
304 | * | 44 | *
304 | * | 45-II | * |
304 * 45-III *
304 * 45-IV *
38 44 (ring, raised)
38 * 45 6 (ring, raised)
38 * 45 7 (ring, raised)
38 9. 45 *
38 10 45 *
38 * 45 *
541 44
541 * 44 *
541 * 45 I
541 * 45 II
541 * 45 III
711 45 5
711 45 6
711 45 7
710 * 45 I
710 * 45 II
710 * 45 III
710 * 45 IV
710 * 45 V
710 * 45 VI
710 * 45 VII
710 * 46 *


#2

Thank you 7.62! I don’t collect them by date, and I have all the headstamp styles you show in my collection except the very first one, which I simply have never found for my collection. However, I do save all information about auto pistol cartridges and their dates, so this could be useful and will be printed out for my Tokarev file. It even tends to answer my question about “270” code rounds. All your rounds are WWII and do not include any 270-code cartridges, which reinforces my belief that they only made them from 1946 on.

It was very thoughful of you to think to do this for me. I really do appreciate it.