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Old 06-18-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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question-i have a ak47 and 2 sks,s and i just was given 470 rnd. of 7.62 x39 --now they are head stamped 954 75 --looks to be copper and have a red ring around the bullet and a black ring around the base--i'm used to shootimg the green steel case ones and want to know if anyone has ever had this type and is it any good

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Old 06-18-2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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Most likely Chinese. 954 is not listed, but 964 is. Shoot it.
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Yes it is Chinese, check out this link.

AK-47.net: 7.62x39 Identification Chart (31-58)
Look at #s 49 & 50 if the stamp mashes just a little it would look like 954 not 964 the I have been told the 74 is year of manufacture.

Be carefull it could be corrosive, check out this link to see how to clean.

AK-47.net: Corrosive Ammunition
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:39 PM   #4
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I usually treat all surplus 7.62x39 like it is at least semi-corrosive. I like my AKs the way they are!
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