Chinese toy tank made from 5.8x42 cases


#1

I have found a site in the UK selling these toy tanks. There have been similar toys around for a few years now which were made from cases in common calibres. However, this one appears to be made from 5.8x42 cases. Is there anyone here who is interested in getting a 5.8x42 case? If enough people are interested, I will buy one of these and break it down.


#2

Falcon - do they have other items, made from “common” cases (Luger, Makarov, Tokarev, 5.8 pistol, etc.)?


#3

The site with this for sale is only selling these tanks.

I am also not sure from looking at it if they are actually 5.8 cases, but compared to the 7.62x54R they do look like they could be.


#4

We could arrange a trade, I’d be interested to some of those cases


#5

I just ordered it, will let you know when I get it. The cases don’t look right for 5.45x39, and I doubt they would be 5.56. Hopefully they are 5.8x42.


#6

Well, Chinese made 5.45x39 would be an even bigger sensation.


#7

I thought as I typed that that I had never seen a Chinese 5.45 but that they must exist. Obviously I was wrong there.


#8

No problem, I guess any of those will be appreciated here.


#9

On my travels to China, I’ve seen models like the one Falcon shows using 5.8mm rifle, 5.8mm pistol, 7.62x39mm, 7.62x54R and 7.65mm rimless cases. Models using 5.8mm cases do not appear to be common. Some the bigger models include a few 9mm, Tokarov’s and occasionally 12.7mm and 14.5mm. The only Makarov cases I’ve seen are on key chains. Key chains in 7.62x51 and .223 are some of the more common ones along with .45 ACP. Having seen quite a few of the models and key chains, the cases look to be factory rejects.
I can put together a headstamp listing if there is interest.

NATO Dave


#10

Dave - there is interest!!!


#11

I have seen these models also at a truck-stop in Illinois…

regards
gyrojet

next time I buy one…


#12

These toys were sold in Italy too.

A toy tank assembled with 7,62 x 39 mm cases shows mixed headstmps, many russian too


#13

Headstamps seen to date on these models or key chains
7.62x39 (all CWS)
31 92; 61 02; 61 03; 61 04; 61 05; 61 08; 61 09; 61 10; 81 76; 221 72; 661 76; 661 79; 945 05; 945 06; 945 08

7.62x54R (all CWS)
71 69; 71 70; 945 05; 945 08

5.8x24 (all CWS)
11 01; 74 03; 74 09; 74 10

5.8x42 (all CWS except 71 06, 71 07 and 71 08)
61 01; 61 03; 61 04; 61 08; 61 09; 61 10; 71 00; 71 03; 71 06; 71 07; 71 08; 945 06; 945 08

7.65mm Mod 64 (all brass)
11 02; 71 30; 311 95; 311 96; 311 97; 311 98; 311 99; 311 00; 311 01

9mm (all brass)
11 88; 11 96; 11 98; 11 02; 11 9MM 05

9mm Mak (CWS)
81 66

7.62x25 (all CWS)
11 93; 11 97; 11 98; * 10 121 52 (where * is a symbol like a feather arrow)

45 ACP (brass)

  • 93 45 AUTO (where * is an open triangle)

7.62x51(all brass)
61 06
JA 7.62

5.45x45 (brass)
.223 JE

14.5x114 (lacS)
41 74, 9531 74

NATO Dave

14.5 x114 added


#14

Great head stamps Dave!


#15

Thanks Dave,great info. on the 7.62 x 39’s.Info.,is much appreciated
Jack


#16

Dave, I think this one:

  • 01 121 52 (where * is a symbol like a feather arrow)
    is actually a 10, not 01.

#17

My mistake - I’ve corrected this is the list.

Thanks
NATO Dave


#18

Sorry to disappoint everyone who wanted some of these cases. The tank arrived today, and I discovered that it was welded together rather than soldered. This means that it will be extremely difficult to separate the cases and the results would not be very good anyway.

The headstamps on the 5.8 x 42 are: 61 10, and the 7.62x54R are 71 70 and 71 73.


#19

Falcon
Keep it anyway, it still falls loosely into the catagory of trench art and is a fun item to hold on to. In about 100 years time your great grandson will treasure it.


#20

Heck I’d be interested in the tank…do you have a link to the website?