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Who made this ammo?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by War Bird Radio, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. War Bird Radio

    War Bird Radio Salem area Active Member

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  2. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    It's not any US issue I've ever seen. Ive seen LC back to the 60's... I would say most likely a UN member nation surplus round, but cant help more than that.
     
  3. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    The picture is no clear enough to make out the markings
     
  4. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Is the case magnetic?

    I believe it is Chinese, Norinco, and corrosive.
     
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    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    I agree, Chinese ammo, maybe not corrosive, but most likely is.
     
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    DSAPT9 North Idaho Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Clean your gun if you shoot this stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    War Bird Radio Salem area Active Member

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  9. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Norinco.
     
  10. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    Went and checked my stock of 7.62x39 that looks the same. It is also from about 92 and mine is in ChinaSports (Norinco) boxes. Mine is non corrosive as I have done the bright nail test on it. You can test your ammo to see.....just Google Bright Nail Test.
     
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    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I still have some old norinco 7.62x39 from the late 80's-early 90's and it is all copper washed like that. It is non corrosive.
     
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    War Bird Radio Salem area Active Member

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  13. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    Just use a magnet on the tip of the bullet to check...
     
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  15. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    It is Chinese, Norinco.
     
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    War Bird Radio Salem area Active Member

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  17. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Bingo. I've got some around here somewhere--and it is corrosive.
    Didn't realize it was--have a dark bore on a Ishapore Enfield
    now.
     
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    War Bird Radio Salem area Active Member

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  19. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    19 (or 61, depending on how you read it) on one side, 94 directly across. Case and bullet same
    copper color, primer brass colored. Black bullet sealant visible on some rounds, no primer
    sealant that I can see. IIRC this stuff--as well as some of the Russian 7.62x39---was sold
    as "mildly corrosive" back in the 90's.
     
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