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Old 05-01-2016, 11:02 AM   #1
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Mystery Ammo

Years ago I had a student who was having a lot of trouble with the handgun qualification. I liked the guy and worked with him a couple of times own my own time and got him through the course. A couple of weeks later he asked me if I would some ammunition that his Dad had bought before he passed away. He wasn't sure of the caliber, but it was in a "Big Can." Naturally I said yes. I forgot about it until just thus morning when I was cleaning the basement. The can say's MADE IN RUSSIA 7.62 X 39MM Non-Corrosive 640 RDS. Okay, surplus ammunition is common as dirt, but in ENGLISH? Non-Corrosive? It came with a large can opener. Any Ideas?
 
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:11 AM   #2
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Large can opener, sure sound like former Warsaw Pact ammo. Most former Warsaw Pact ammo I have seen in the past decade has had some English writing as a lot of it is being manufactured to bring foreign currency into those countries to keep their economies a float.
 
Old 05-01-2016, 01:54 PM   #3
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Here's What it looks like.
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Old 05-01-2016, 02:20 PM   #4
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I saw ads for such in gun mags and shotgun news, not that long ago.
 
Old 05-01-2016, 02:46 PM   #5
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Early commercial (or re branded military).
 
Old 05-01-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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I agree with gripper and probably paper wrapped or that generic looking white boxed stuff if you open the can.

If it's the vintage I think it is.
 
Old 05-01-2016, 06:21 PM   #7
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what diff, anyway? if it's no longer available, it's not. and if you really care about ammo prices, why dont you get a dillon progressive loader?
 
Old 05-01-2016, 07:40 PM   #8
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It is produced in a Russian government arsenal for foreign public sale to produce foreign currency. That is why the only thing changed is the lettering.
 
Old 05-02-2016, 09:35 AM   #9
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Interesting. Maybe I'll sell the can as is. I haven't needed it so far.
 
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