East Germany 7.62x39mm Blanks


#1

A 10-round packet of blanks. I have not opened the packet but can see through the plastic (which is a sort of yellow colour) that the headstamp is 05 at 12 o’clock and 85 at 6 o’clock. I cannot get a good photo of the headstamp through the plastic. The steel cases are closed with an 8-point rose crimp at the mouth. The backing is brown paper with no markings. The front has raised markings, which I think can be seen in the photos;

10 Stück
M43
Platz-P
-1-

Is this type of packaging referred to as a “blister pack”?


#2

Yes, far as I know the machinery used to make the plastic trays were based on food and/or medicine packing machinery.

Ole


#3

Ian, yes, your assessment is correct.
They also packed live ammo this way.


#4

Thank you Ole and EOD.


#5

A few days late, but nobody posted a picture of the blanks


Hope this will help you.

Rolf


#6

Nice. Thank you.