BULGARIAN 7.62X25 TOKAREV 85GR FMJ AMMUNITION
50 -16RD BOXES PER SEALED CAN
BERDAN PRIMED, CORROSIVE, BI-METAL BULLET, BRASS CASE
EARLY 50'S PRODUCTION
SHIPS IN SEALED CAN ORDER IN QUANITIES OF 2 AND WE WILL SHIP IT IN THE WOODED CRATE
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Review: This is Bulgarian 7.62x25 Tokarev ammo. The tin I opened appears to be representative of the entire lot by external numbers etc. The headstamp was 10 on top and 53 on the bottom indicating 1953 manufacuture. There may be other years inside the pallets, so no year of mfg is promised. The ammunition has no signs of any corrosion at all and has a slightly dull finish compared to brand new commericial ammo. See the attached picture and you will see that this ammo looks great. It is pistol ammunition packed in 16 round paper packs with a string tied around it. Lord, what a job that had to be in 1953. The CZ52 and other Tokarev from the time had 8 round magazines so it fits with the 16 round packs. The Yugo M57 came out in, you guessed it , 1957 ......with a 9 round magazine, but still chambered for the 7.62x25 Tokarev round. Over 100 rounds of this ammo was closely inspected for cracks in the neck and only one round was found with a crack in the neck down to where the shoulder starts, but not into the shoulder of the BN case. You can bet that most surplus ammo from the 1950's will have a few cracked necks. You may not choose to shoot these although a lot of people do. The ammo may not be returned if you find a few cracked necks in your 800 round case. Expect them. This ammo should function well and many thousands of cases of this exact ammo have been sold and shot over the years.
FIELD TEST; I will test this ammo was tested in a CZ52 and the M57 Yugo. (if you have used this mfg before, buy with confidence that this is a good looking lot of ammo without corrosion or storage issues.) The case is all brass with berdan, corrosive primers and a bi-metal jacketed lead core bullet. The bullet attracted a magnet and the case and primer do not. I shot about 200 rounds; I only found 1 that had a cracked neck before firing. There were no misfires, FTF or FTE. About 40% of the cases after firing were cracked from the neck down to the shoulder after firing. Well,. they are berdan primed and you aren't doing to reload them anyway. The cracks in the neck from firing had no effect on performance. This is a powerful cartridge anyway, and this ammo did not disappoint. It had the expected recoil and accuracy and it did function the actions with no problems. I plan to shoot a lot more of this ammo for myself. It is accurate and relatively cheap. Thanks for your time and thank you for your business. Stan Widener
Manufacturer: Surplus Military
Stock Number: SMA76225B
Inventory Status: OUT OF STOCK
Price: $149.00 each
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