ALBANIAN headstamps

  • Anyone who has some info about the Albanian headstamps and the ammo plant [or ammo plants] which have manufactured small caliber cartridges??? I’m aware of the Albanian State factory #3 [see the impressed headstamps for the 7.62X54R cartridges manufactured in late 1980s] but this is all I know. Thanks in advance for any help. Liviu 04/24/07


Same goes for 7.62x39, 37x252R M39, various fuzes and mortar shells.
Seems No3 was doing it all.


There were only three real defence factories in Alabania. The ammo plant was in Policani, it is now all but closed. It was set up by the Chinese in 1964 to load the 7.62X39 cartridge. There was recent talk of the Turks contracting them to load ammo.

Here is a link to the Albanian MOD:


Does anyone have Albanian made cartridges from the 1960’s or 1970’s? I have only seen 1980’s dates.



does anyone know if the Albanians ever produced 7.62x25 Tokarev ammunition?


Haven’t seen any when I was there.