I now have an inert example of a ball round with one of the headstamps shown in this thread: iaaforum.org/forum2/viewtopic.ph … bc93d0d470
The headstamp o he ball round acquired today is simply “7.62” at 6 O’Clock. The “point” in 7.62 is fairly large and not on the bottom line as shown when typed. there is also spaces between “7” “point” and “6”. In fact, the headstmap looks more like “7 - 62” Although the point is a smaller oval “dot” rather than a dash.
The case is brass, and the bullet is a standard GM jacketed NATO-Spec ball with a plain (non-knurled) cannelure. The primer is of the Berdan type with a brass cap. It is held in place with a 3 point stake crimp and has very dark purple annulus that at first appears to be black.
Can anyone tell me the manufacturer of this round?