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I'm cleaning out a cabinet where I've stored ammo for twenty-some years and with buying and selling guns the ammo has stayed behind, not sold with the guns. I have one batch of fifty rifle rounds. I'm using my father-in-law's old micrometer, hand adjusted and hard to read. After getting the micrometer setting and measuring it with a good ruler, the diameter of the bullet appears to be 3/8". The headstamp on most is PS 1946. A few have only the numbers "99" and "98". Am I correct that these are 7mm?. I did have a Spanish bolt action rifle in that caliber which I traded off long ago.

Also, what is a good way of disposing of these rounds? I don't think the Thrift Stores will take them. I guess I could run an ad in the small advertising papers offering to give them away. Shipping on them would negate any value they may have. Thanks for suggestions.
 

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It would help if you could post some pics. A 7mm will measure .284 diameter. The one with 99 and 98 on the headstamp is the manufacture dates. Photos, photos, photos.
 

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Give them to your local gunsmith. He will very much appreciate the odd test ammo and likely give you cut rate services and or quicker turn around times in return.
 

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3/8 is .375. A pic would help wonders, or at least explain the cartridge. Case length? Diameter? Belted? Rimmed? A little help goes a long ways.
 

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Pictures of the box label if there is one and the head stamps would help a bunch. You might find a buyer on this site if we knew what you had.
 

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Never mind, I found it on Google. P S is the headstamp of Pirotechnica de Seville Spain. As noted 1946 is the year of loading. I remember now in the late 80's taking in this rifle in 7 X 57 caliber and the man I got it from had 100 rounds of ammo. I fired a few and gave away a few and have these left over. Can't remember what I did with the rifle.
 
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