"T 7" 7.62x54R headstamp


#1

Can anyone tell me if this is just a 1917 production with a headstamp from a broken bunter or something else? In my opinion it looks exactly like my 1917 Tula example but is missing the “1”. I have 1923 and 1924 examples with a single number for the year but they are centered and from my collection Tula was using a different style by 1927. Was this done for some reason or is it just a mistake?


#2

Yes, it is 1917 production with a headstamp from a broken bunter. Must be T 17


#3

That’s what I thought. Thanks Treshkin.