Is this really a 5.45x39mm case


#1

Was recently given the case pictured. Headstamp is nny 1988. It seems to measure out at 5.45x39mm. Does this look right to the experts?


#2

It looks much like it. I know brass cases from PPU (hs: PPU+year) and those made on Manurhin Machinery in/ for Uzbekistan (hs: 601 * C 02).


#3

there are also brass cases from PINDAD in Indonesia.

Cheers,

JFL


#4

Thanks Jean-Francois, this one I forgot, the hs should be then: “PIN 5.45x39”.


#5

Looks good to me. I really wish some of that brass cased 5.45 would come into the US, assuming it is boxer primed. I’d really like to reload some for my AK-74 clone, but reforming .222Rem brass is a pain.

AKMS


#6

The nny 1988 case pictured above is boxer primed. I have no idea about it except it was handed to me by a friend at the Czech Show.

Thanks for the info. I assume from the comments that this brass case 5.45x39mm isn’t a common item.

Cheers,

Lew


#7

Lew, yes, so far only very few “PPU” cases and cartridges have shown up.