Hungary 7.62x54R incuse and raised headstamps


#1

Was it normal procedure for Hungary to have both incuse and raised headstamps on 7.62x54R mm ammunition during the same year?

I bought 500 rounds of loose heavy ball in an ammo can for shooting and one round had an incuse headstamp, the other 499 were raised. The headstamp is 21 51.


#2

Hello!

This is the first time when I see an incuse headstamp from 1951. In Bakony Művek they used incused headstamp for 7.62x54R caliber from the 80’S.

Mihaly


#3

If you go to this web page and click on Hungary you will see both head stamps that Phil is referring to. The heavy ball has with the incused h/s and the raised h/s has the standard ball. Maybe they used different case to help in identification or maybe one got mixed in by mistake. 7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmoIDII.htm
Carolyn


#4

Well spotted, I doubt many people would even have noticed. I suppose you kept it.