Lithuanian 7.62x51


#1

I just received a new flyer from a surplus dealer. One of their offerings is surplus Lithuanian 7.62x51 M80 ammunition from 2003-4. Does anyone know what headstamp(s) these have?


#2

I have only heard of GGG 03 and GGG 04, both in the 12:00 and 6:00 style.


#3

Has anyone seen any 5.56x45mm with the GGG H/S ?? Reported in the So. African, newsletter #204, from 2003.

It is listed on the website: Giraites Ginkluotes Gamykla
(Giraite Armament Factory)
as producing both7.62x51 M80 Ball and 5.56x45 SS109


#4

Photos I submitted to Chris for the IAA Journal. 7.62 NATO GGG

i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb14 … GGPkg2.jpg

i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb14 … Hdstmp.jpg

i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb14 … GGGPkg.jpg


#5

FWIW, I have that headstamp on a 7.62x39.


#6


#7

Hello,

this Lithuanian factory uses manufacturing machines produced by the French company MANURHIN.

The very first markings were made during the test runs of the machines in France.

Accordingly, the earliest markings for .30 Nato, .223 and 7.62x39 cases are “GGG 01”.

Sorry, I don’t have any picture of the 7.62x39 since there was no links displayed with those :) …

Cheers,

JFL