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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 3/12/2006 6:34:01 PM EDT
Came across a can of this while moving shelves this weekend, I know it's mil-spec,other than that I dont remember when or where I got it. Please help me identify it.

TIA
Jeffrey





Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:02:06 PM EDT
Israeli Military Industries, Tel Aviv, Israel ???
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:19:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 7:20:04 PM EDT by Thuban]
The language appears to be Portuguese or possibly Spanish.

Obviously it’s 1,000 cartridges of 5.56mm ammunition

Bala-Lote is the lot number I think. Lot 225, probably manufactured in 1982.

Cat No. 10-162 is (of course) the catalogue number. A quick Google search of this number and 5.56 returned this page…

http://www.imisammo.com/mil_2.htm

And the headstamp “TZ” is used by IMI of Israel on their brass.

http://cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm

So I think it’s safe to say this is IMI (Israeli) made 55 grain 5.56mm (M-193) ammunition that was made for a Spanish or Portuguese speaking nation.

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