Mystery 7.62x54R Can Markings


I am not familiar with the RED markings on this can. Reportedly “Match” ammunition. Can anyone translate ?


Your report is correct, literally “ones for the bull’s eye”, derived from a German word “Ziel”


“целевые” can be properly translated as “target”, or, more literally, “match” [ammo]


Many thanks !


Made in 1968.


before 1970 year [color=#FF0000]red[/color] markings, after - black