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Boy, Andy - this is a great post!

The question comes up often enough to warrant making this a sticky to keep at the top of the page for reference.

Thanks for posting!
 

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I've used that reference for years in Europe and the Middle East, even have a hard copy in my reference liberary. Would like to see them update it however.

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They may have an official version that is more up to date, I dunno. I kind of think this (older) reference will serve us pretty well, most of the surplus ammo we get our hand on is not much newer. I wish this was the source document, not a scanned version. I guess I could put it on my work laptop and use an OCR program to make the text search able, but I am pretty lazy most days.

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It is amazing what comes up sometimes when you are searching for something else.

Here (at the DIA's site) is the unclassified ammunition identification guide. I thought this may help some folks with IDing ammo and headstamps.

http://www.dia.mil/publicaffairs/Foia/smcal_vol1.pdf

P.S. The document/web page is about 10MB.

Andy
Page isn't there anymore, but I have a DIA SA manual around here somewhere.
 

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They may have an official version that is more up to date, I dunno. I kind of think this (older) reference will serve us pretty well, most of the surplus ammo we get our hand on is not much newer. I wish this was the source document, not a scanned version. I guess I could put it on my work laptop and use an OCR program to make the text search able, but I am pretty lazy most days.

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I still have mine, but I removed the staples to scan all the 7.62 headstamps.
 

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They may have an official version that is more up to date, I dunno. I kind of think this (older) reference will serve us pretty well, most of the surplus ammo we get our hand on is not much newer. I wish this was the source document, not a scanned version. I guess I could put it on my work laptop and use an OCR program to make the text search able, but I am pretty lazy most days.

Andy
Somewhere around here I have the hard copy version of this one.
 
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