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 Post subject: FNM 7.62x51 id
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:54 am 
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I need some help. I recently bought some surplus 7.62x51 ammo. I'd just like to know more about it. So far I've found out its Fabrica Nacional de Municiones (FMN) ammo, and that's about it. I think its made in Portugal. The box just says 20 round 7.62x51 ball, FNM 80-9 and there's a cross with a circle around it. FMN 80-9 and the cross with the circle around it are the markings on the head stamp. I think 80 might be the year of manufacture, but am not sure. Does anyone know where to find out about this ammo? How many grains? Is it corrosive? What does 80-9 stand for? Is it good ammo? Thanks for any help.


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 Post subject: Re: FNM 7.62x51 id
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:46 am 
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Good ammo!
Get more if you can find it.

Yes it it Port ammo,

Non corrosive, 147g FMJ (just like all nato 7.62 x51)

80 = 1980 9 = September.

The circle with the cross means it is NATO spec ammo.

There are many websites online with headstamp info. Just do a google search for headstamps.

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 Post subject: Re: FNM 7.62x51 id
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:34 am 
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I would just add that it's Berdan primed.

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 Post subject: Re: FNM 7.62x51 id
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:48 pm 
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Thanks for all the info.


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