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7.62X54r AP; Mosin,etc.

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by STUKA, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. STUKA

    STUKA Close to Milwaukie Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    What is 7.62x54r AP going for,pricewise?

    I stumbled upon 2 300rd unopened "spam" cans.These cans are very neat-they have a soldered on pull tab instead of using the standard Commie can opener.

    This is BT-30,REAL AP,with the black tip.
    Tungsten core,made in 1951.

    I'd Like to sell one,but everywhere seems to be sold out,so I have no prices to reference.
    Thanks for any input,guys.
     
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  2. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  3. STUKA

    STUKA Close to Milwaukie Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    How so?
    I know what it is,and what it looks like..I'm not asking for opinions on the ammo itself.
    I'm not showing it off,and this is not a classified ad.
    I'm simply asking "What is it going for?"

    Not sure what the problem is..
     
  4. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The country of origin makes a difference on price point, which is why I was looking for a pic.
    FWIW

    Not a problem, just looking for more info
     
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  5. STUKA

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    Ahh,I see..sorry.That makes sense.

    I havent opened the cans themselves,just the crate..the writing looks Russian to me,as opposed to other Com-Bloc languages.
    I'll upload some pics momentarily.

    image.jpg
     
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  6. STUKA

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    image.jpg

    More pics image.jpg
     
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  7. STUKA

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    OK,Ive had a couple epiphanies,after reading here-
    http://www.mosinnagant.net/t3p.asp
    http://www.mosinnagant.net/i3tro4.asp

    Ive found it can be either AP or API. Black stripe on the boxes means it's definitely one or the other,but headstamp is necessary for identification.

    I'm going to have to open one of the cans to see the actual headstamp.I'm keeping one can for myself anyway,so no harm done,in my eyes.

    I've found a few websites that "had" it,and still show the price.
    Some are over $4 a round..is that possible??!!!
     
  8. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Definitely post a pic of the headstamp,that stuff appears to be a ghost for availability.
    7.62x54r.net is a good resource :) and will be easily identified once you look at the round.
     
  9. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Take a pic of the inside of can also, it amazes me how well the spam cans preserve their cargo. This looks to be circa 1960 if I'm not mistaken. Awesome find.
     
  10. STUKA

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    thank you,Sir.
    I'll open one up in the morning
     
  11. ma96782

    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    WHILE NOT AP...I had a couple of those cans. Maybe, you'll get lucky and find some clips in there. Check this out.....

    http://s813.photobucket.com/user/ma96782/slideshow/Russian ammo on strippers

    I got those about 2 (maybe 3) years ago. At the time IIRC the ammo was about $0.11 a round. They shot fine. I'd suspect that today Commie corrosive 1950's ball ammo would be about $0.20-0.28 a round. Being that the supplies have dried up. The strippers can probably go for $1 per.

    AP prices would depend upon, if someone wanted them badly enough.

    Aloha, Mark

    PS.....Also, check this out. Bottom of the page has some cans.

    http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmoID01.htm

    Cartridge Pictures are here.

    http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinAmmoID01.htm#Bullets
     
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  12. kilimanjaro

    kilimanjaro Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    You can sell the wooden crate for about ten bucks, folks love 'em.

    Seems like ComBloc ammo is running about $5-$8 a box at the shows, the clips are a buck apiece, discounted for quantity.

    If you find a rare headstamp, you'll be able to sell to collectors, but not many of them.
     
  13. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Its like Christmas morning, and I'm 10 years old again. OPEN that can and let's see the bounty :D:D:D :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  14. STUKA

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    image.jpg Well,here are some pics. Opened it this morning but hit sidetracked with other projects today. If I hadn't just opened them, I'd swear they were fake-terrible painting of the black tips. They look to be done by hand. Head stamp is "60" on top,"51" on bottom. According to the website, made in 1951 at plant "60".
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg Sorry,pics are too big to post more than one per reply,and I'm on my phone,so I can't resize
     
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  18. filsonhand

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    Awesome pics brother.. Thanks for sharing :)
     
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  19. STUKA

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    Thank you, for your interest, and input!
     
  20. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I would like a 2 packages for my Mosin shrine. Would you be interested in trading for other Mosin ammo.