An old 7.62 Mosin Nagant


#1

I found this old 7.62 Mosin Nagant.

What are the earliest headstamps known ?

chassepot


#2

The earliest headstamp known is I 90 91 П (1890).

There’s another one from 1890 wich reads П ТУЛЬСКІИ 3 90.

The first from 1891 (same format as yours) is П 91 K I.


#3

Very cool cartridge. Thanks for posting!


#4

What is the meaning of “P” “K” “P”?


#5

Is it possible it’s P K II ? Otherwise the headstamp doesn’t seem to correspond to the usual pattern. JG


#6

Yes, you must be right, it is “II” 2nd quarter of the year at 6 o’clock. So, what is “P K”?


#7

chassepot–If your interested in 7.62x54R you might want to look at this website:

7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmoIDII.htm


#8

OK, it is “1893”, “P” for Peterburg, “II” for 2nd trimester, and “K” for brass supplier, but what does “K” mean?


#9

K” means Association Kolchugin, Brass and copper rolling factory (russ. [b]


#10

Here is the name in Russian - Кольчугин. It did not come out well through your keyboard. Mr.Pulkin, which source of literature did you use to get this name “Кольчугин”? Must be something nice.


#11

My information here from this book master-gun.ru/master%20gun/default.asp
From #132 to #139


#12

Pulkin-- Does the book “Russian 7,62mm rifle cartridge” cover only 7.62 x 54R or does it also cover 7.62 x 39?

If it does not include the 7.62 x 39, do you know of any book that covers this cartridge?


#13

Ron, as the title says. No M43.


#14

Ron, I have a few information about