7.62x39 from Hungary


#1

Here is some excellent information from Mihaly Toth in Hungary. I wish I had charts like these from all the countries that make 7.62x39.

This is the AP/T load. I did not realize until Mihaly pointed it out to me that they come with two different lengths of the tip. See below for a comparison.

Does anyone know if the purple seal on the blank for Factory 23 has any special significance. Is it just a noise blank or possibly a Grenade Launching round like the white or silver sealed type?


#2

Ron,
Is there any way to enlarge the Sirok chart to make it more legible? It may be my monitor but I’m struggling to read the designation for the ‘blank’.
Jim


#3

Jim–Is this any better?


#4

Brilliant Ron! Thank you.


#5

Ron,

Russian blanks also have that colour seal and they are noise blanks. Maybe Mihaly knows better. What is/are the headstamp/s?


#6

On Russian blanks color of painting does mean nothing (only serve as waterproof protection). For some time blanks were painted by purple/blue color (military 7.62x39 and 7.62x25 for movie makers) and later color for 7.62x39.