Lugansk 7.62x54R headstamp variation?


Are these two different headstamps or it is very late and I am seeing things?


You often see this on the “same” headstamp. A factory could get through several headstamp bunters in one production run. These bunters were originally hand mde, so there was obviously some variation.


They would probably have more than one headstamp bunter in use at any one time. Each machine could have a slightly differing bunter.