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Old September 5th, 2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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Cartridge Head Stamp Site

http://cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm

Good info for identifying ammo by head stamp.

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Old June 5th, 2006, 05:44 AM   #2
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Headstamp Website Link

Hello Folks,
Here you go, this is a great sight to find out who makes what.
HTH
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Old December 13th, 2006, 09:13 PM   #5
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I have some ammo with a head stamp of L2A2. I'm also trying to find out if ammo is marked with the nato stamp is it non corrosive

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http://cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm

Good info for identifying ammo by head stamp.

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This is just the site I was in need of. And I didn't even have to use the search function!

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Old January 16th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #7
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norinco 308 ball ammo

has anyone used this ammo?
any bad results,any good results?
is it good feed for the M1A...

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Old March 21st, 2008, 07:54 PM   #8
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Smile Brass ident.

I bought some once fired brass , 7.62x51, PMJ 06
with the NATO mark.

I looked on the ident. list and this is not there.
Does anyone know where this was made?

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Old March 21st, 2008, 09:01 PM   #9
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I bought some once fired brass , 7.62x51, PMJ 06 with the NATO mark. Ken
Evening Ken,

I believe that PMJ stands for the Poongsan Metal Company (PMC) of Korea. I don't know for sure yet what the J stands for. It might designate the specific manufacturing ammunition plant. PMC has a contract to produce the ammunition for the U.S. Military, because Lake City ammunitions plant couldn't keep up with the war effort .

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Old December 6th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #10
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F 78 39 (NATO STAMP) in quadrants, Berdan primed, Ball powder 45.5 grains, 145.7 grain FMJ boat tail bullet with no apparent sealer.
CAVIM 83 (at 6 and 12) Boxer primed, extremely short grain extruded powder 47.0 grains, 143.6 grain FMJ boat tail with faint traces of sealer.
Both proved to be non corrosive. HTH, dave

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Old December 21st, 2008, 08:48 AM   #11
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Great Info On 303 Ammo

Found this today. It has great info for those who shoot 303

http://www.dave-cushman.net/shot/303headstamps.html

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Thank You Sir! Didn't have that one.

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Old March 10th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #13
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German Ammunition question

I picked have several boxes of this ammunition. I found a description listed on the headstamp website in this sticky but I was wondering if anyone might have some additional insight

The headstamp; MEN - 76 - 23 - (NATO headstamp)

Per Website - Metallwerk Elisenhütte G.m.b.H., Nassau, Lahn, Germany

The descritpion on the box says 7,62 mm 51, DM 41,
WEICHKERN
LOS MEN - 76 - 23

What I am curious about is the 23...I am assuming that 76 is the year. Also DM 41?...

One last thing, is there a good way to tell whether or not the Ammo has been reloaded?

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I picked have several boxes of this ammunition. I found a description listed on the headstamp website in this sticky but I was wondering if anyone might have some additional insight

The headstamp; MEN - 76 - 23 - (NATO headstamp)
Per Website - Metallwerk Elisenhütte G.m.b.H., Nassau, Lahn, Germany
The descritpion on the box says
7,62 mm 51, DM 41,
WEICHKERN
LOS MEN - 76 - 23

What I am curious about is the 23...I am assuming that 76 is the year. Also DM 41?...

One last thing, is there a good way to tell whether or not the Ammo has been reloaded? It should look like this... Berdan primer, three star crimp with green primer sealant.

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Afternoon Pershing,

It's all here ........

20 Partronen = 20 Cartridges
7.62mmx51, DM 41
Weichkern = 'DM 41 Weichkern is the West German battle cartridge for the H&K G3. "Weichkern" means "soft core".
LOS MEN 76-23 = Lot MEN 1976 - 23 week

I hope that this helps you out Doug., or you could look here to see the headstamps or how it did in the rifle range in my NM M1A.

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Old March 23rd, 2009, 09:48 PM   #15
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Here's another wartime head stamp sight.

http://cartridgecollectors.org/ww2usmfrs/

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