Current (2017-18) Romanian small arms ammo production


#1

The current lineup of ammo produced at Sadu Mechanical Plant:

http://www.umsadu.ro/produse-servicii/

7,62 x 39 - steel laquered case with mild steel core, tracer, blank, lead core FMJ, lead core SP
7,62 x 54R - steel laquered case with mild steel core, tracer, blank, lead core FMJ
5,45 x 39 - steel laquered case with mild steel core, tracer, blank, lead core FMJ
7,65x17 (32 ACP) - brass case with lead core FMJ
9 mm Makarov - brass case with steel core FMJ (!)
9 x 19 - brass case with lead core FMJ, subsonic lead core FMJ, safety (?) and frangible
funny how they list Parabellum and Luger as two different loadings … LOL
5,56 x 45 (brass case SS 109)
7,62 x 51 (brass case M 80)

The current lineup of ammo produced at Cugir Mechanical Plant (pdf flyers attached below):

http://www.umcugir.ro/

5,56 x 45 (SS 109)
7,62 x 51 (M 80)
12,7 x 99 (.50 BMG) both with brass case (M 33) and steel laquered case with a variety of projectiles
12,7 x 108
14,5 x 114

plus MG links for 7,62x54R, 12,7 x 99 (.50 BMG) - both disintegrating, NATO standard, as well as
non-desintegrating for use with Cugir’s own DShKM chambered for .50 BMG; 12,7 x 108, 14,5 x 114 and 23 x 115

cal 7,62 x 51mm Cartridges.pdf (164.5 KB)
cal 12.7 x 99mm Cartridges.pdf (157.9 KB)
cal 5.56 x 45mm Cartridges.pdf (168.1 KB)
Link Belts.pdf (411.6 KB)
cal 14.5 x 114mm Cartridges.pdf (1.2 MB)
50 (12.7 x 99mm) Cartridges with steel case.pdf (1.3 MB)
cal 12.7x108mm Cartridges.pdf (1.3 MB)


#2

As of 2014 they were still producing 7.62x25 Tokarev ammo for RAS commercial contracts. Is that production continuing?


#3

Don’t know.

Besides the Tokarev, Sadu was also producing 7,92x57 for sale in the US under the Hotshot brand in 2013-14.

Production might be ceased (both calibers of this late manufacture were criticised on the US market for being poorly manufatured, inaccurate, dirty and too expensive for what they were), or maybe they make batches only on order from US importers.

On the military side of things, circa 1999 they were still making B-32 API in 7,62 x 54R (at that time still in copper plated cases) at Sadu and MDZ HEI in 12,7 x 108 at Cugir, I see both are not listed any more.