Please allow me to elabrate on the contents of the crate(NK 1990,API.) these came in: There were about a handfull of the Serbian Solid Bullet rounds,which looked to have been acid washed in the crate loose,and it was definately a lite crate (Not fully packed).The contents,looked like they had just been dumped in to fill the crate ,then banded. There were several 15 & 40 rd boxes that were water stained,but contents were shootable.As kevin stated these solid brass bullet rds.contained Ball Powder,while the same dates,when pulled from 15 rd. boxes contained stick powder.The best box was a labeled PPU 1984,which contained NNY 1984 Rds.The remainder of the crate contained 30 round packs,which were hvy. duty clear plastic. The rds. were packed in two (2) rows of 15@.,and packs heat sealed on the ends . I will call these the first type labeled packs. These had a label with 30 hand written in a blank in front of the Serbian word for number.next on the label was 7,62 x 39 w/ Serbian designition for Caliber,on bottom were eight (8) small boxes with 95 hand written into the first two boxes.This type pack,contained Headstamps as listed by Keven,additionally there were four (4) varients of nonhead stamped rounds: (1) Normal,no signs of Pr. crimp (2) Heavy short 3 stake w/ Ni.Pr., (3) 3 shallow long line stab Pr. Crimp, and (4) A total of three (3) rds. with beveled bases ,which gives them the look of a rebated base Ctg, and best, were a few Rds. headstamped HMP 95.
The second type label pack,was again 30 rd.packed in a clear plastic sleeve w/ pre printed labels, but with 30 for the number of cartridges preprinted ,and with the word PEMOHTOBAH under METAK 7,62 x 39 ,and the blocks at bottom filled in:96 62 95 76 with SB-515 written above the last foud (4) blocks on the label.Most if not all the cases in these packs,showed evidence of having been fired (Ejector marks on base,plus dent in the side of case),all had ringed in Prs, with Strawberry Red Pa., and loaded with the standard M 67 projectile.
There was also one badly corroded API rd. loose in the crate
I will take one of each lable to SLICS,and with luck some one there can photograph,and post them on the forum.
Thanks to Kevin,Russ,EOD,Han’s ,Doc. AV.,and others for theie imput,and help.
As a side note several have stated they thought the HMP 95 was an out country contract to resupply Serbia as NATO destroyed several of their ordnance producing factrories by bombing them during the “Balkings War.”
Charles.J. Wells (Jack)