[quote=“AKMS”]What is known about unheadstamped (Soviet) 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridges?
What era are they from? WWII? Pre-WWII?
Was this an economy measure to save time and cost?
Which factories manufactured these? I know, hard to say since there is no headstamp!
7,62x25 TT cartridges index 57-N-132 was made in USSR by plants # 3 and #38 from 1930 till 1941 without headstamps. After begining of WWII a new plants was engaged for producing this cartridge, and so it was necessary to make a headstamp including manufacturer code and year of production.
From 1944 the big plants start use in headstamp also month of manufacturing and small plant starting use only number of quarter ( = 3 months ).