USSR Barrel Test 7.62x39


#1

7.62x39 USSR barrel test, headstamp 711/73, copper washed steel, lead core steel jacket wolf


#2

I don’t understand “barrel test” can someone explain more about what this is?


#3

The cartridges on the picture is ВД (Высокое Давление) cartridge - in English High Pressure Test. Used only at the weapons plants for testing barrels.


#4

In the 7.62 x 39 there are two different “Proof” cartridges. The “Barrel Test” is used to test the unfinished barrel. The “Regular” proof is used to test the completed weapon.


#5

Yes, you are right. The above mentioned cartridge has non-standard length and bullet. It is High Pressure Test cartridges for unfinished barrels. Other testing cartridge УЗ (Усиленный заряд) - Reinforced Load cartridge looks like Ball round (with exeption long bullet tip painting in a black colour) used for test complete weapons.