REM-UMC 7.62 m/m


#1

I got a 7.62x54R case with this headstamp today. Was this a contract round for Tsarist Russia or simply a commercial sporting round? It has a nickeled primer with a very heavy ring crimp.


#2

Falcon–This was most likely a commercial case. The military contract cases were headstamped “R E M I N G T O N --16–” and “R E M I N G T O N --17–”. The case with your headstamp was available with a Pointed solid bronze military style bullet as well as a GM bullet with a black plastic ballistic point, but these were both commericial loads.


#3

Thanks Ron, how old would this round be?


#4

Falcon–It was first made with that headstamp from about 1927. It was last listed in the 1951 catalog.


#5

Falcon–I made a mistake when I said it was loaded commercialy with the solid Bronze bullet. It was loaded with a 150 GR. Bronze Pointed Expanding bullet.


#6

Thanks Ron