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Posted: 4/9/2006 10:31:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/9/2006 10:33:45 PM EDT by fistpoint]
comes in plain brown boxes of 20 saying:
7.62x51 BALL R1.M1 and 2 lines of text: 204L and A978...

headstamp reads: LA78 R1M1
I am guessing it's South African. If so, how do I go about making sure this isn't a batch of the tar stuff?
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 12:31:12 AM EDT
It's definately South African (mfg in 1978) and may very well have the tar sealant. Just pull a bullet to find out, it will be quite obvious.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 4:03:59 PM EDT
My money would be bet that your lot is not one with the tar sealant. All the trouble lot numbers I've seen posted so far are from 1981. I hope that turns out to be true for you, but let us know for sure what you find out.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 10:28:20 PM EDT
That is encouraging news...especially since he wants .10 cents a round.

Will this tar actually be and look like black tar if it is the bad stuff? I've never pulled a bullet before, so I don't know what another would look like inside by comparison...
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 2:00:44 AM EDT
Scroll down to my post & pics.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 12:56:06 PM EDT
That's what I needed, thanks much.
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