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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone is able to tell me what type of cases these are. A friend has been given them but we don't recognise them.

Can anyone help? 

Thanks a lot, 

Michael 

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Hello Michael!

Is that 7.62X51 cases? That 027 stamp rings a bell from my army days, the green seal is also something I've seen on Swedish army cases. It looks like Swedish army cases though the links doesn't remind me of what we used with the ksp 58 MG (GPMG).

According to this website, http://www.amkat.se/index.php?Env=Text&Menu_A=20&Menu_B=30&Menu_C=0&Menu_Value_A=Headstamp&Menu_Value_B=, it would have been manufactured by Norma Projektilfabrik in Åmotsfors if it is Swedish ammunition.

/Jonas

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Thanks a lot Jonas, we had thought 7.62 as well but it didn't look quite right. I suppose if it's Swedish they might use something that fires a short round?

Thanks again, 

Michael 

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4 hours ago, Shiny said:

Thanks a lot Jonas, we had thought 7.62 as well but it didn't look quite right. I suppose if it's Swedish they might use something that fires a short round?

Thanks again, 

Michael 

Sweden uses NATO 7.62X51 rounds. The blank round is (was?, it may have changed now) a wooden bullet of similar measures as the live rounds, I've never seen anything like a short round used in 7.62 in the Swedish armed forces. The Swedish Mauser rifle (6.5X55) had practising ammunition with a very short round, but it doesn't look like 6.5mm on your picture.

Let's hope someone with more knowledge than me can help you more.

/Jonas

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