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Help me ID this ammo

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Kadetklapp, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Kadetklapp

    Kadetklapp Methberry PD

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    A family member came to me with this tin of ammunition. He can't for the life of him remember what it is. He bought it years ago and it's been set in the bottom of a closet forever.

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    I can't for the life of me read the writing on the top of the tin. The picture is bad but honestly, you can't read it much better in person. The tin is about the size of 16 inches by 8 inches. There is a tag on it that states it's made in Russia.

    Also, how do you open these damn things?
     
  2. Murph33

    Murph33

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    I cannot ID the ammo for you, but when I have purchased tins like yours at Cabela's in the past they typically come with a little metal tool that works like a can opener. You run it along the inside of the lip to open the tin.

    Someone may correct me if I am wrong, but I believe tins like these were used to be buried for ammunition stockpiles.
     

  3. vtbluegrass

    vtbluegrass

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    I would bet a barrel of nickels its either 7.62x54R or 30 Tokarev. Open it man and find out!
     
  4. Kadetklapp

    Kadetklapp Methberry PD

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    Near as I can tell on the can, it is 7.62 x 76? Does that makes sense? I need to find an opener.
     
  5. Onmilo

    Onmilo

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    It looks like a tin of 7.62X54 rimmed Russian but it could be 7.62X39 also.

    You can open these cans with a hammer and a cold chisel or a Dremel Tool with a heavy duty cut-off wheel.
    Cut right at the edge of the rim and angle the cut outward away from the contents.HTH
     
  6. E-2-E

    E-2-E Long Trail

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    Post a pic of the ammo, and headstamp when you get that sucker opened.
     
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    harleyfx69

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    possibly 7.62x25,

    7.62x39

    7.62x54,

    could also be the 5.45 wasp,
     
  8. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    A dremel tool with a cut off wheel will open it.

    :supergrin:
     
  9. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    It looked like 8mm Mauser to me (7.92x57)
     
  10. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Open the sucker up and make use of it if you have a gun in whatever caliber it is. Its not doing anyone any good sitting in a closet. :supergrin:
     
  11. boozer

    boozer

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    Are you thinking about shooting it? if not, don't open it.

    The next guy will pay more for a sealed can of whatever it is.
     
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    REDDAWN

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    IF he was on the Viet-Nam/ Cambodia border in 1970, It's AK-47 ammo That I gave him in trade for a Sunday pack....:rofl:
     
  13. DesertEagle.45

    DesertEagle.45 USMC 8531 Lifetime Member

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    My money is on 7.62x54r.