Object Title

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 7.62 mm API

Centrefire rifle cartridge - 7.62 mm API

Date

1973

Object Number

XX.1992

Provenance

Purchased 25 June 1990

Physical Description

A bottlenecked rimmed copper case with a large brass primer. The bullet is a copper jacketed spitzer with a red seal at the casemouth, and a black/red tip. The primer has red lacquer around it

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 76.9 mm, Case length: 53.7 mm, Bullet diameter: 7.75 mm

Calibre

7.62 x 54 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

17 73

Associations

Places Russia

Notes

J.Huon, Military Rifle & M.Gun Ammunition.
Official Guide to Small Caliber Ammo. U.S. Defence Dept.