# Romanian 5.45x39 with factory code "222"

Anybody out there who happens to have a Romanain made 5.45x39 with factory code “222”?
I would be interested to hear about the associated production year(s) and if possible to see an image of one.

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Hans

Has anybody observed these?:
221
223
224
225

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Hans

Good, will they speak to me too?

All,

I understood EOD mistook writing 322. I’ve not even heard about a 222.

Hans

Well, back to the original question then.

Not at my age!

Hans

Hello,
22,221,222,223, … 229 are codes Sadu Factory SA-Gorj.

“222”=>The first two digit indicates the factory (22) and the last digit indicates the year production of the ammunition.
example: 1966, 1976,1986,1996 = (6)

Mogway

Excuse me , I made an error.
“222”=>The first two digit indicates the factory (22) and the last digit indicates the year production of the ammunition.
example: 1962, 1972,1982,1992 = (2)

mogway, we are aware of the system and who the manufacturer is but SADU is using the “32+” in it’s “year coded” 3-digit numeric codes but using only the 1-5 as the figures have a double meaning.
So far there is no doubt that the “222” in question is SADU too. (though a real confirmation would be appreciated). So if the “222” is part of the same code system as the “32+” then there are no figures higher than “225”. We discussed that recently in another thread and the “32+” system is:

Numeral used = Last digit of the year it is representing
1 = 1+6 (like 1991 and 1996)
2 = 2+7
3 = 3+5
4 = 4+9
5 = 5+0

The question was about if there is anybody who has seen the head stamps and which years were indicated on them.
The “222” I had seen in the past and IF there is a system as with the “32+” I would like to know where and in which year the 221, 222, 223, 224 and 225 were applied.
So far the “222” looks like an exception and we have no gauarantee that the other codes from this row listed above really do exist.

Though the system of using all 10 numerals might be used by other Romanain ammunition manufacturers since there higher end numerals than “5” were observed including “9” and “0”. There though might be a different system applied which I was not able to follow by now since I need to evaluate more codes to get behind the system(s). Visiting a Romanian ammunition depot would solve my questions I guess…