"V 50" 7.62x54R


#1

I’m being told of a CWS cased 7.62x54R with the impressed headstamp “V 50”. Can anyone ID this for me and tell me if it’s common?


#2

Municion.org has a headstamp with “upside-down V” 74 and it says “Probablemente, Krasnovodsky khymzavod (Krasnovodsk Chemical Plant). Marcaje exclusivamente para uso civil.”


#3

An image says more than 1000 words.
“Municion” is known to be extreme incorrect in many things nor do we know right now what the hs looks like.


#4

I haven’t seen a photo of the one being described to me, but he says it’s right side up and not inverted.


#5

If V at 12 o’clock, 50 at 6 o’clock this is a Hungarian cartridge of Bakony Művek, Veszprém. Likely a pilot run, the same cartridge also exists with the usual 21 code. The examples I examined had been loaded with lead core light ball. Regards, r1


#6

And extra rare even in Hungary. Have never seen this cartridge ever reported elsewhere. The M193- type load with the V 90 head stamp of Hungarian origin is much better known.


#7

He said that it came with some Hungarian “21 50” ones, I didn’t think at the time that he meant the same can, but that makes sense. Great info. Thank you all very much.


#8

Now I am even more curious to see an image of that hs…


#9

I will probably see the gentleman in question tomorrow. I will try to get a pic or have him send me one.


#10

You may convince him to give you 2 such cartridges then. :)