Mystery cartridge

Ray Shepard
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 14:33 (11 days ago)

There was a case on the range at the HHC that we couldn't identify. Any idea? I suspect it may be in the 8mm mauser range but I might be way off.

See picture below. Headstamp "nny" (although I don't think its English) and "1977".

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NNY is normally 7.62 X 54

Gary Reeder
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 14:53 (11 days ago) @ Ray Shepard

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They made a lot of 7.62x54R as well.

John K.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 15:26 (11 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

The silver tipped light ball had a hardened steel penetrator.

I have several thousand rounds of that cartridge. The spam

Gary Reeder
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 16:48 (11 days ago) @ John K.

can says Polish Sniper rounds...Silvertip.
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NNY

joepjs
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 15:02 (11 days ago) @ Ray Shepard

could the NNY be cyrillic (Russian} for PPY?

that is possible as the 7.62 X 54 is a Russian cartridge

Gary Reeder
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 15:15 (11 days ago) @ joepjs

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8mm Mauser Privi Partisan, IIRC.

John K.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 15:24 (11 days ago) @ Ray Shepard

East European, at any rate.

Not 7.62x54R, as that is rimmed.

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