I was set up at a small local show this weekend, and scored some good ammo stuff for the collection. One vendor had 1 full and 1 partial WCC .30 Carbine 1943 headstamp boxes, 2 full Evansville 1943 steel case .45 re-pack boxes, and two damaged but complete and full boxes of rimmed .45 blanks for the 1917 revolver…never saw those before, Frankfort Arsenal, 1938 (weird they were still packing blanks for an obsolete revolver in 1938!). Grabbed 'em all for $30.
Another guy had a box of misc loose stuff, grabbed about 16 rounds of 7.62x39, almost all 1960’s vinatge. I liked them since they are Vietnam era…had some questions on them.
The largest quantity were headstamped “31” and the dates varied from 1964-1966.
There were several rounds headstamped “61” and dated 62…
Two rounds headstamped “17” dated 62…
And for me, the coolest round, “31” headstamp, and dated 56…which is the earliest 7.62x39 I have seen personally.
Questions…What are the factory corresponding to the headstamps? How common is it to find Vietnam era AK rounds? And how good is the 56 dated round?
TIA for any help…