Although I wasn’t really an ammunition collector, I’ve gone and done something silly and bided on all the 7.62x51 lots that were part of Lynn Harris collection. I didn’t put in high bids as I had no clue as to what the rounds were worth but instead put in a blanket $10 on all the lots.
Well from that I ended up securing 52 lots and expanding my collection of rounds from about 100 examples to just over 500 examples.
I have the German/English book “Die Militarpatronen Kaliber 7,62 x 51 mm NATO ihre Entwicklung und Abarten”. Which is a great book but is also frustrating as it doesn’t provide much info about countries/manufacturers and there are heaps of rounds not covered by it but in saying that it’s a good reference book.
Another great reference I’ve found was a catalogue list of rounds for sale c/w prices, but for the life of me I can’t remember where or who I got this list from. All I know is I got it off the internet and they listed all different calibres, the info was in this format across the page: -
AP, USA, M61: ptd gm fmj; black tip; zinced steel case; FB pr; purple PA; ring pr crimp. jkt cann.
- LC 56
Anyone know who produced the catalogue? I need to get a list of the 7.62x47 and 7.62x49mm rounds as I managed to get a couple of those too and my reference info is lacking somewhat.
I’m sure there are going to be heaps of questions about the ID of certain rounds, some of which seem to be unusual that I will share with you all and hopefully get the correct ID of them.
I’ll start with something a little strange that was in one of the bagged lots, I’m I right to think it’s a ‘snap cap’? o/a length is 2.5 ins., rim dia is 0.4705 in. The centre section of the base seems to float around.