View Full Version : Chanced into some Chinese surplus
04-06-2011, 03:33 PM
~280 rds of 7.62x39 in a green crate on stripper clips.
I'm not an ammo collector, but I figured "what the heck?", could be steel core. I picked it up on my lunch break, so I haven't had a chance to look at the headstamps. I'll update when I get home tonight.
It sort of feels like Christmas :D
04-06-2011, 07:53 PM
Headstamp is 31 75
If I read the link posted in the other thread about Chinese ammo correctly, it should be steel core because plant 31 didn't make lead core until 90. Right?
04-06-2011, 09:23 PM
Hope so for you! :)
04-06-2011, 09:43 PM
Hope so for you! :)
I appreciate that. :D
Let's try some pics.
I'd say about 1/4th have some discoloration, and a handful have little rust spots
The best and worst.
31 75; and red sealant?
04-14-2011, 08:01 PM
i would say you are correct on the steel core. pull the bullet and see if it's boat tail and if so it's steel core.
04-14-2011, 10:36 PM
Definitely steel cored (the forbidden round) ammo. It will be corrosive primed btw. Those re copper plated steel cases. In it's day that ammo use to sell for about $80 bucks for a 1200 round case. Damn I wish I'd of bought about 50 cases of it back then.
When Obama got elected to office I got 75 cents a round for steel core 1990 head stamped noncorrosive Norinco 7.62x39 that I'd squirrled away. I think I had 900 rounds on strippers. Helped me buy my AAC suppressors.:naughty:
04-14-2011, 10:46 PM
Yeah, def. corrosive. I had a guy give me a bunch of it and I didn't know it was corrosive at the time. Didn't clean my gun right away and had a ton of rust next time I pulled it out. No pitting, though. Thank the Bulgarians for chrome lined barrels.
04-19-2011, 01:10 PM
I don't have any way of pulling bullets. Pliers and vice grips don't sound too safe to me?? Maybe not.
So there isn't much of a premium on this ammo? Did I do alright @ .30/round?
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