7,62x39 made in China

Found this box at SLICS
I have no cartridge at this box
my question is what is the headstamp of this cartridge

best regards

It is hard to be 100% sure but according to Jorion & Regeinstreif, they did produce a “CNIC 7,62x39” hs with the “CNIC” at 6 o’clock.

This box and the ammunition that will be found in it pre-dates the “7.62x39 CNIC” headstamp by many years. The headstamps in this style of box are from factory “71” with dates in the mid-1980s. Chocolate brown lacquered steel cases with steel cored projectiles. This is one of the first types of commercial Chinese 7.62x39mm boxes (and ammuniton) to arrive in the US.


Thank you all


Gyrojet, if you want a example. I have one from the 90’s for you. See you saterday.

Does anyone have an image of the “7.62x39 CNIC” hs that they could post on this forum. Thanks