Can someone ID this plese

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Appliancedude, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    I found a bunch of these at the range. They are steel, so I know I can't reload them, but I have an idea I want to try, and I'd like to know what they are. The headstamp has 188 on top and 74 on bottom

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  2. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    I think that is the 7.62 x 54R that is used in the Mosin Nagant rifles that are popping up every where.
     

  3. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
  4. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    And there it was, 3rd down and 3rd over. Thanks Todd!!!!!

    the bottom number must be a lot number, I'm thinking
     
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Since factory # 188 is STILL making them, I'm guessing that 74 on the bottom is the year of manufacture. That's certainly what it would be on US military ammo.
     
  6. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    512
    Jan 22, 2009
    Correct - at least as I understand it for my 91/30 - it is mil surp ammo made in 1974. Most likely corrosive, most likely Berdan primed and non-reloadable.
     
  7. Blackshirts

    Blackshirts Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Arizona
    Do tell.
     
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