Who made this ammo?

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  1. War Bird Radio

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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.
     
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    The picture is no clear enough to make out the markings
     
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    Is the case magnetic?

    I believe it is Chinese, Norinco, and corrosive.
     
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    I agree, Chinese ammo, maybe not corrosive, but most likely is.
     
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    Clean your gun if you shoot this stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Norinco.
     
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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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    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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    Just use a magnet on the tip of the bullet to check...
     
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    It is Chinese, Norinco.
     
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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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    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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