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Posted: 6/6/2009 1:39:19 PM EST
I just found a pretty odd situation...I have 5 or 6 cases of tokarev ammo I bought years back. So I traded a metal spam can of it to a friend and he calls me back saying it was full of 7.62x54.

The only x54 ammo I have ever bought has been either in the czech wooden crate or the hard spam can type requiring an opener. these cases are the thin type of spam cans with the pull tab.

obviously somebody years ago at aim or wherever I bought these specific cans accidentally filled my order with 7.62x54 cans that look just like the tokarev ones. the tokarev ammo on the right is bulgarian, im assuming the x54 can on the left is the same? any thoughts on what kind of ammo im going to find when I open the third can on the bottom? I have to give him a can of tok ammo, but if its 54 I would rather not open it right now if I dont have to in order to find out.



Link Posted: 6/7/2009 2:08:11 AM EST
All I can make out is:

7.62MM bullet brass case

Complete round lot year maker 56 -11 10 Propellant type lot year maker 6 12/51 10 K


I take it each can is different?
Link Posted: 6/7/2009 9:49:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/7/2009 9:50:00 AM EST by rbblrwsr]
Have somebody shoot an x-ray on the can in question.

Link Posted: 6/7/2009 2:46:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By rbblrwsr:
Have somebody shoot an x-ray on the can in question.



Any difference in weights between them? Are you able to weigh the opened spam can as intact as possible and compare?
Link Posted: 6/7/2009 3:22:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By Buck_Naked:
Originally Posted By rbblrwsr:
Have somebody shoot an x-ray on the can in question.



Any difference in weights between them? Are you able to weigh the opened spam can as intact as possible and compare?


the opened x54 can weighs 4lbs more than the unopened can. the tok can is missing some ammo so I cant use it as a marker.
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 11:52:52 AM EST
Spend the 89 bucks on a M/N 91/30 and call it good.
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 4:44:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/9/2009 4:46:07 PM EST by daemon734]
Originally Posted By fdkay:
Spend the 89 bucks on a M/N 91/30 and call it good.


I have a half dozen of them and a couple drags. I actually like the fact that it is x54, but I want to ID the unopened can so I can give my friend his x25 can, and I would rather leave it sealed if it also turns out to be x54.

I would also like to find out if the x54 is heavy or light ball so I know what I can shoot it through.
Link Posted: 6/9/2009 7:07:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By daemon734:
Originally Posted By fdkay:
Spend the 89 bucks on a M/N 91/30 and call it good.


I have a half dozen of them and a couple drags. I actually like the fact that it is x54, but I want to ID the unopened can so I can give my friend his x25 can, and I would rather leave it sealed if it also turns out to be x54.

I would also like to find out if the x54 is heavy or light ball so I know what I can shoot it through.


If it has a yellow tip on the 7.62 it is heavy ball.
Link Posted: 6/10/2009 12:24:44 AM EST
Hell, there could be anything in any one of them. Dang com block and their vodka......
Link Posted: 6/12/2009 11:48:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By rbblrwsr:
Have somebody shoot an x-ray on the can in question.



are these lead cans?
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:26:52 PM EST
If those were mine, I would open them up and inspect. Then re-pack in a .50 can. Those tins are banged up pretty good and may not be truly sealed anyway. Throw some dessicant in the .50 can and sleep good knowing what is in there AND it's condition.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:24:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By KB7DX:
If those were mine, I would open them up and inspect. Then re-pack in a .50 can. Those tins are banged up pretty good and may not be truly sealed anyway. Throw some dessicant in the .50 can and sleep good knowing what is in there AND it's condition.


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