Headstamp ID on 7.62x54R Model 1891


#1

Headstamp on a M1891 7.62x54R with roundnosed CN bullet is “X” at 12 O’clock and “06” at 6 O’clock.The “X” is serifed and both the X and 06 appear to be filled with black lacquer while the rest of the head is plain brass.

Who made this round?


#2

[quote=“Ron Merchant”]Headstamp on a M1891 7.62x54R with roundnosed CN bullet is “X” at 12 O’clock and “06” at 6 O’clock.The “X” is serifed and both the X and 06 appear to be filled with black lacquer while the rest of the head is plain brass.

Who made this round?[/quote]

Hirtenberger Patronenfabrik A.G., Hirtenberg, Austria, by the order of Russian Government. Existed lots made in 1905, 1906 and 1909.
X - is cyrilic letter, i.e. Russian reading for latin letter “H” (Hirtenberg).