I recently found this 7,62x39 exercise cartridge. Bright plated all over, struck primer, headstamped ‘539 60’ with six short flutes at the shoulder and, unusually, 6 small flutes on the bullet.
What I find to be odd is that I have two 7,62x54R exercise cartridges headstamped VPT 43 and VPT 62 with similar flutes on both case and bullet. Does anyone know where the 7,62x39 case was converted into a dummy round and why the similarity between the two calibres?
Happy collecting, Peter