7.62x25mm Subsonic Cutaway


#1

7.62x25mm Peoples Rep China subsonic, called “Type 62”, used in the type 64 or type 85 silenced SMG. Headstamp 11/88


#2

On another forum the question as to why the gun powder is white came up. Does anybody know why? Please and thankyou. wolfgang


#3

Neat sections, Wolfgang. I always thought that if the base of the bullet were shortened to cut weight to 70-80 grains for a supersonic load, it’d make a nifty mini-assault rifle round.

BTW, how do you make the core look black? The one time I sectioned a Czech 9x19 round, the steel core and lead sleeve both looked the same: bright, shiny silver.


#4

They get so polished smooth that a mirror reflection happens in the steel core. What you are seeing is just the angle of the light. Its the only way to make that core stand out. I take 5 different pics under different lighting and choose the best to put online. Seems to work well.


#5

Correct me if I’m wrong but if I remember correctly Type 67 pistol used 7,62x17 round;
7,62x25 Type 62 subsonic ammo was to be used only in submachine guns - Type 64 and Type 85


#6

You are right - and that’s my fault for having mistakenly mentioned that to him back before he sectioned the rds. If I am correct however, these cartridges can be individually hand loaded into the chamber of a Tokarev TT or a Czech CZ52 pistol. Though I’m not sure why one would want to.


#7

It makes me happy when all the problems get fixed before getting back. Thanks everyone, and good call mpopenker.


#8

Wolfgang, great cutaway, as usual.

The correct designation of this round is Type 64.