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tckennedy 03-05-2013 09:20 PM

Headstamps and caliber
 
An anyone help me with info. What do the headstamps lc63 and NATO ra69 mean and do they indicate any specific caliber. Any help is appreciated.

c3shooter 03-06-2013 01:28 AM

The US military (and NATO affiliates) do not mark ammo cases with the caliber. letters indicate WHERE it was made (like the Lake Cit Ammo Plant) and the year it was amde (1963) The odds are that is 7.62 NATO (little late for 30-06, little early for 5.56. COULD be .50 BMG. Post a photo with ammo lying besides a ruler. If there is a circle with a cross in it, means NATO standard load.


And where ARE my manners? Just noticed this is your first post- welcome! When you get a minute, swing by the intro thread and say hello.

robocop10mm 03-06-2013 01:30 AM

ra is most likely Remington Arms. Unless it is actually RG which is Radway Green, a British arms plant and makers of fine 7.62 NATO ammo


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