Chinese 7,62x51


#1

My apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere. I did try searching but either my wits have deserted me or it hasn’t yet appeared here. I found it yesterday whilst rummaging though the bins at Bisley.

It’s a steel cased, copper washed Chinese 7,62x51 headstamped ‘CJ 95’ . I couldn’t find any relevant packaging. Is this a commercial loading?

Happy collecting, Peter


#2

Yes, the Ubiquitous “Norinco” Commercial ammo, for sale in USA and Australia etc. packed in 20 round coloured cartons ( depending on factory.)

“CJ” is the western rendition of the Chinese factory name; it is a “Light Industry” factory near to Beijing. They have done a lot of Commercial ammo, especially brass cased 5,56 and 9mm para, as well as Steelcased 7,62x51.

regards,
Doc AV
AV Ballistics.


#3

Nice headstamp. I have not seen that one here in the US. At least not in the commonly seen Chinese 7.62x51mm on the surplus/shooter market. Those all have a numerical factory code (61) and year. The brass cased commercial packed .223 and 9x19mm (maybe .45 ACP as well) have the “C J” headstamp…

AKMS


#4

The “CJ” ammo in 7.62x51 did not reach US shores before the Clinton “China Ban” was enacted.


#5

My club bought some from the NRA at Bisley a few years ago - it was very cheap, about 12p per round, when RG was over 20p (ah - the good old days!) Seemed to shoot ok but made barrel very dirty.