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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:22 PM   #1
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Question: I have a chance to purchase some 7.62 M80 ball, made in 1967, still in the crate for .47 cents per round. Is that something I should jump on or not?

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Edit: I've only seen a picture of the wood crate. Looks American.

Printed on the crate: 840 CTGS, Nato symbol, 7.62MM, M80, 1305-, 914-4675, -A130, 69 AVG WT, LOT WCC, 6343, 1967


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Depends on what the headstamp is.

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Who is it made by? Do you have a link to it?

That's cheaper than I can reload it for.

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And the headstamp reads what Gem1950?


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And the headstamp reads what Gem1950?

I've only seen a picture of the wood crate. Looks American.

Printed on the crate: 840 CTGS, Nato symbol, 7.62MM, M80, 1305-, 914-4675, -A130, 69 AVG WT, LOT WCC, 6343, 1967


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I've just seen a picture of the wood crate. Looks American.

Printed on the crate: 840 CTGS, Nato symbol, 1305-, 914-4675, -A130, 69 AVG WT, LOT WCC, 6343, 1967
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Question: I have a chance to purchase some 7.62 M80 ball, made in 1967, still in the crate for .47 cents per round. Is that something I should jump on or not?

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The headstamp would read WCC (+) 67, with red primer sealant. Yes, 47 would be a good price to pay for military surplus ammunition from 1967 Gem1950.

United States, '70, [WCC], Boxer, ring crimp with red primer sealant. NATO (+)

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Wow 67, thats the year that I Was discharged from the Army. I may have fired some of that stuff. LOL

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Where do people find this stuff...I'm jealous

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Where do people find this stuff...I'm jealous
No kidding, I havent taken the GArands and BAR out for a while, need more 30-06!

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I too have a case of 7.62, here are the stamps on ammo

tw 67 with a nato symbol they are in bandoliers w/ m14 5rd stripper clips inside of cardboard boxes.
Metal cans are stamped with ( have two )

420 ctgs 7.62
( a130 )
lot tw 18103

wooded crate with wire tie downs and it has/had wire tie on metal cans sealed with lead on wire

bought these about 7 years ago from an estate sale and 3 bayonets too.
250 for ammo &
75 for bayo's

the ammo is as fresh as the day they were made

considering the price of good 7.62 ammo now days, i think the op 'gem1950' you should be all over that deal.

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Question: I have a chance to purchase some 7.62 M80 ball, made in 1967, still in the crate for .47 cents per round. Is that something I should jump or not
Jump on it like a duck on a june bug.

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The brass will be excellent for reloading!

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tw 67 with a nato symbol they are in bandoliers w/ m14 5rd stripper clips inside of cardboard boxes.
Metal cans are stamped with ( have two )

420 ctgs 7.62
( a130 )
lot tw 18103
Twin Cities, '67, [TW ], Boxer, ring crimp with red primer sealant. NATO (+)
Twin Cities, '69, [TW ], Boxer, ring crimp with red primer sealant. NATO (+)


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Thanks everyone for the valuable input. Much appreciated. It was just one of those things that come along - I was buying some 38 sp. from a fellow and he mentioned he was selling it for a friend who's late father was a gun smith and had a lot of stuff they need to get rid of. So naturally I asked what else they had...which led to the 7.62 ball. Next up - They have some 1911 and M14/M1A parts that need liberating too.

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