I’m looking for ANY information on this headstamp.
This headstamp showed up on the AFTE website in March 2004 and is still listed as an unknown.
The style of the date (2000) is distinctive and looks vaguely familar. Has anyone seen something similar on a headstamp?
There is an earlier thread url[/url]on a similar 7.62x39mm headstamp with 7 7 in place of the S 3 and a later date or 66.
The thread indicates these cartridges were found in Iran and Iraq and may have been produced in Iran or perhaps by Syria.
Seperately, the 7.62 rounds was identified by a knowledgable collector as Syrian because of it’s destinctive case mouth crimp.
I am not convinced that the 7.62x39mm rounds are actually related to the 9mm but the headstamps are interestingly similar.
Another 9mm case has shown up and there has been an official request for information. Any help appreciated.