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Author Topic: Help ID headstamp -newbe  (Read 2655 times)

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Offline tfs2403

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Help ID headstamp -newbe
« on: August 23, 2010, 07:58:05 AM »
Hi all, my first post. I need help with this headstamp. I beleive the cartridge was 7.62x39. Any help is very much appreciated.

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Re: Help ID headstamp -newbe
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 08:08:20 AM »
Federal Cartridge 1954
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Re: Help ID headstamp -newbe
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 01:41:13 PM »
.... and it is very likely not an 7,62x39!
At least it started its career not as one....

We have it seen on a 45 ACP

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Re: Help ID headstamp -newbe
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 08:02:38 AM »
Welcome to the forum. If you really want an answer, you might try posting a little more information - like a side shot of the cartridge case with a measuring device next to it. A metric/inch ruler will do nicely. :)

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Re: Help ID headstamp -newbe
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 12:02:41 PM »
ok, a little more info:
It is a 9mm casing. I did not take the photos or have access to it at this time. So the pics are limited to what I have on hand and so far it is just the headstamp pic.
I refered to a 7.62x39 cause we did recover one of those as well, to my knowledge it was the only casing recovered-----Obviously the scene is pretty old and finding these were the "needle in the haystack". I thought of Federal Cart. but isn't the F and C too far apart? This cartridge should have been shot about 7 years ago however I know that has little to do with the actual age of the cartridge.
PS: does anyone know if a high point / stallard 9mm pistol has a distinct firing pin strike? I would be intereted to know that as well.
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