ID these Finn 7.62x39mm


#1

Any idea what the last two cartridges on the right are?

This image came from a Finnish gentleman on another website.

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#2

Experimental practice cartridges. Finland made a whole row of them.


#3

Is the far right projectile lead inside a sabot?

Is the middle projectile with no tip color a subsonic load with blue painted base maybe? Is the model number “K913”, or is that the collector’s inventory number?

AKMS


#4

They used lead and mild steel.

You may check that Finnish book I have introduced here some time ago.


#5

found it:

iaaforum.org/forum2/viewtopic.ph … light=book


#6

That looks like a great book, and it really covers my area of interest. I’m not sure how easy it would be to translate the info into English using a dictionary though. German, French, Spanish I can muddle through, but Finnish might be tough!

AKMS


#7

Well, most Finns are good english speakers. So find one. :)


#8

[quote=“AKMS”]Any idea what the last two cartridges on the right are?

This image came from a Finnish gentleman on another website.

AKMS[/quote]

Nice pic.
:)


#9

[quote=“AKMS”]

Is the middle projectile with no tip color a subsonic load with blue painted base maybe? Is the model number “K913”, or is that the collector’s inventory number?

AKMS[/quote]
It’s K413 AP bullet


#10

Thank you Hammer. I was wondering where you were! You take nice pictures, I had to share them.

How is the “K413” AP marked for identification?


#11

if I remember right this one should have the head stamp “LAPUA 90”, it is experimental and had no makrings. The projectile is magnetic (what regular Finnish M43s are not)


#12

No markings, hst is “LAPUA 89”.