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    What Caliber and quantity is in this spam can??



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    Just a guess but 7.62x54r

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    I think kickstand is correct. I bought a bunch at one point that looked just like that. They had 2 of those spam cans in a crate.

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    7.62x54R

    440 Rounds (WT means piece or item)

    Manufactured in 75

    Silver strip indicates silver tip

    (ЛПС) indicates light ball projectiles with mild steel cores

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSPC View Post
    7.62x54R

    440 Rounds (WT means piece or item)

    Manufactured in 75

    Silver strip indicates silver tip

    (ЛПС) indicates light ball projectiles with mild steel cores
    This. Beat me to it!

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    440 count manufactured in 1975, guessing 54r
    Have similar with 1980 vintage

    Tspc seems to have nailed it
    Probably corrosive primers

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    Corrosive Primers. Clean your gun after shooting like you do with muzzle loaders. Or just sell it to a prepper.

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    Thanks to all for solving the mystery
    someone brought me guns to sell and one gun was a762 x54 sniper rifle
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    It is my understanding that the silver tipped ammo is specifically for dedicated marksman rifles.

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    Silver tip is 148-149 grain boat tail bullet with a mild steel core, lead, and copper full metal jacket. It's a pretty accurate round when fired from an accurate rifle (1-2 moa).

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