Finn reformed 7.35 Carcano


#1

I have two 7.62x39mm blank cartridges made from reformed 7.35 Carcano cases that reportedly were done in Finland. One is a live round and one is a dummy/inert with no primer. When and why was this done? Any information would be appreciated!

AKMS


#2

The Finns had plenty of 6.5mm carcano cartridges in stock and reformed even stranger calibers into 7.62x39 like .303, 7x57 and 8x57.


#3

How does one reform a .303 into a 7.62x39? Surely it would be more trouble than it was worth. I can understand with calibres such as 7x57 and 8x57, as they have the same base diameter, so it is simply a case of curring them off and resizing them. However, on a .303 the groove would have to be cut, which I thought would weaken the case to the point where it could split and leave the forward portion in the chamber.


#4

Those blanks are made period 1965 - 1970.

btw, 7.62x39 and 8x57 base is not same dia!


#5

I should have known that about base diameter. Looking at both rounds side by side, there is a small but obvious difference. It just seems an awful lot of trouble to go to, when new cases could surely be made more cheaply, easier and more quickly.