Unheadstamped 7.62x25mm Tokarev


#1

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!

Thanks,

AKMS


#2

[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!

Thanks,

AKMS[/quote]

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 ).


#3

The first dated Tokarev rounds are 1942, for reasons explained very well above.


#4

Yes, you are right. On picture below shown plain base 7,62x25 TT without headstamp and two samples of early headstamps 1942 - “T 42” and 541 42". Sorry for quality of the picture, but in present time I am not at home and it is all I can find in my files.