Unknown headstamp on 7.62 x51?


#1

A posting on another forum describes a 7.62 x 51 case with the headstamp BeLL at 12 o’clock and 7.62 at 6 o’clock. Case is boxer primed with a ringed in nickel primer and red PA.

The BeLL is capital B, lower case e, capital LL.

Can anyone id this headstamp?

Dave S


#2

I presume that you have ruled out the possibility that the case was made by B.E.L.L. (Brass Extrusion Laboratories, Ltd.)?

AKMS


#3

The BeLL headstamp is MAST Technology Inc, the descendant of BELL, Brass Extrusion Laboratories Ltd.

Don’t know about the 7.62. Unless it was originally a basic case. I’m sure others will be able to answer.

Ray


#4

Ray
Thanks - can you provide a reference linking BeLL to MAST Technology Inc eg a box? I surfed the web but couldn’t find anything. I know it’s being picky but I try to have a definite link between headstamp and manufacturer.

Thanks
Dave S


#5

Dave S

I’m afraid I can’t help you with a direct link between MAST and BeLL

Ray


#6

This link pretty much tells the story: bellammo.com/history.htm

There really is not a corporate link between BELL and MAST, they are or were seperate companies. There is a human link, as Jim Bell founded both companies.