7.62x54R Wood Bullet


#1

Can anyone ID the 7.62x54R with the purple wood bullet? Headstamp is “188 45”. Was this made by the USSR or did Finland or someone else reload it as a blank? Any help appreciated.


#2

I would need a better look, but there were some similar blanks floating around the US about 2 years ago, made using Israeli 7.62x51 “bullets”. I have another that was reported to be Czech. Can you post a close look at the case mouth?


#3

Like this? I just compared it to my single specimen of the Israeli 7.62x51 purple wood bullet and they look different. I’m not sure if there are other types though…


#4

Nice pic. I’ll compare it to my Czech round. I don’t believe I kept an example of the US-found one.