Czech 7.62 x 45


#1

G’day guys,

How much variation is there in Czech 7.62 x 45 cartridge construction? I’ve seen both coated steel cased and brass alloy cased examples. How about projectiles? Primers?

Some general thoughts welcome!


#2

Besides brass and laq. steel cases, I have variations with GMCS and CNCS bullet jackets, and brass and black primers. Different loadings include ball, tracer, dummy, reference, short-range, blank, and proof.


#3
  • short range tracer

#4

Thanks, guys.

Does anyone know the last date these were manufactured in Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic/Slovakia?


#5

My latest rounds are ZV 61, 64, and 67. I seem to recall seeing a 1970s date, but I do not have one.


#6

Have you seen this ammunition or the rifles in any of the places you have surveyed?


#7

Ammunition and rifles in Syria.


#8

Syria officially adopted these. We had a thread on them here somewhere.


#9

In my half dozen specimens, dated 1951 to (I think) 1964 there are small and large primers, single and twin flash holes, crimped and uncrimped primers. Jack