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    Berdan primed 7.62 milsurp headstamps - photo



    We sort so much brass we toss these cases automatically but if you only sort occasionally
    maybe this pic will help. Blow it up and sticky it above your bench?

    In mass sorting you soon learn to spot MAL, R1M1, FR, DAG and 84 over 12.

    Feel free to post pics of any others.


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    Here is another one, the typical south african and some bf 78-79 with nato cross, which I believe is Portuguese. I ran across a web page awhile back that had all the codes and where they originate for nato surplus ammo. I will have to look for that and post it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911 View Post
    Here is another one, the typical south african and some bf 78-79 with nato cross, which I believe is Portuguese. I ran across a web page awhile back that had all the codes and where they originate for nato surplus ammo. I will have to look for that and post it.


    http://cartridgecollectors.org/?page=headstampcodes

    Your pic shows the detail of military primer pocket crimping,
    and the cross-in-a-circle that is common to nearly all modern
    military rounds (NATO stamp?) and which would serve to
    explain pocket swaging to beginners. We need another
    good photo of Lake City's circular crimp... maybe some
    before and after shots detailing Dillon swaging vs. the 'routing'
    job done by hand-held chamfering devices.


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    Here's another one... only one I know of that has ".308Win" stamped on it and STILL has Berdan primer.




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    Here is an oddball that appears to be a berdan primed nato surplus ammo, it is actually Magtech M80 ball and it is BOXER primed and reloadable, even though it appears to look nato surplus.
    Notice how it also has the milsurp 3 position primer crimp like most of the berdan primed milsurp ammo.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911 View Post
    Here is an oddball that appears to be a berdan primed nato surplus ammo, it is actually Magtech M80 ball and it is BOXER primed and reloadable, even though it appears to look nato surplus.
    Notice how it also has the milsurp 3 position primer crimp like most of the berdan primed milsurp ammo.
    But CBC is made in Brasil and they might make some Berdan stuff, too. So far, so good but I'm watching them closely.


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