While at a private shooting range the other day, I found some empty 7.62x25mm Tokarev cases. I was quite surprised to find WWII Soviet headstamps.
541 * 45 I
710 * 45 II
3 * 45 I
3 * 44 XI
38 * 45 o ( the “o” is solid and looks more like a blob from a worn bunter)
T 45 (very, very worn bunter. the “T” looks like a mushroom!)
I found multiples of most, so I don’t think someone shot up collector ammo.
I do recall that Soviet ammunition in this caliber is specificly banned from import into the US. I’m wondering how it got here. And, here is the odd thing: all of the cases have a red primer seal. Was this ammunition reworked post WWII in some other country and then made it’s way to the US as surplus? I do not recall Soviet 7.62x25mm Tok ammunition from WWII having primer seals. Any of the headstamps interesting or scarce?