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Unidentifiable headstamp .30-06

Article about: I have about 250 rounds of what I believe are .30-06 rounds but I cannot find a headstamp to confirm. The headstamp only contains graphics not letters or numbers that I recognize.

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ID:	544914I have about 250 rounds of what I believe are .30-06 rounds but I cannot find a headstamp to confirm. The headstamp only contains graphics not letters or numbers that I recognize.
    Last edited by rsistrunk; 07-27-2013 at 04:42 AM.

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    These are Iranian and I think you will find they are not .30-06 but 7.92x57mm. Measure the case length to be sure, .30-06 is 63mm, 7.92mm is 57mm.

    The headstamp is so stylised that it is hard to tell the date, but I suspect it is Iranian production rather than contract by FN or DWM, possibly 1954.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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    Thank you. Your identifying it as Iranian was a big help. I did a search on Iranian ammo headstamp and found this item Iranian surplus ammo pictures - CMP Forums which shows a few pictures including the headstamp which is identical. It is Iranian and it is .30-06. I also took your advice and measured the length which is 63mm. Thanks again for the help.

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    Default Re: Unidentifiable headstamp .30-06

    Glad to have been of some help. I had quite forgotten that the Iranians made 30-06.

    Regards
    TonyE
    British Military Smallarms and Ammunition
    Collector, Researcher and Pedant
    https://sites.google.com/site/britmilammo/

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