I was talking to someone online who has a can of opened 7.62x54R for sale and haven’t run across this combination of year and factory marking before. It is a 60 over 4 and I wasn’t too sure why it would only be a 4 for the year. I just thought that it might be the letter codes from the 50’s but he assures me its 60 over 4. The examples that I’ve seen for year in the 40’s are all 2 numbers and not 1. He doesn’t have the part of the can with all the markings to check so its less to go on.
It looks to be the same packing and rounds as the example on the Mosin ammo ID website,1948 Frunze/#60 Type L light ball on stripper clips in 15 round boxes. 20 boxes/60 clips/300 rounds per tin packing. I would be more interested if it ended up being from WW2 but I wanted to make sure so I didn’t end up buying something that was incorrect. I’m at a loss for this one since there seems to be so few boxes of Russian 7.62x54R from during the war.