Wednesday, May 15, 2013

7.62 X 39 Sticky Bullets Green Ammo

A few years ago while at a gun shop a man came in with his AK 47 locked up tight and nothing he could do would open the bolt. The lady behind the counter knew right away what the problem was and took his gun to the gunsmith in the back and in moments re-appeared with the gun empty and the bolt working well. The man with the gun knew what the problem was too and showed the ammo to the sales clerk and explained that as the gun started to heat up the varnish on the outside of the 7.62 X 39 shell casing would melt and lock the gun up tight. This ammo had been sent into the country at a time when there was a rush to buy some back-stock because of government pressures on ammo restrictions. This was not limited to 7.62 X 39 ammo but included any green ammo sent in at the time. The varnish is extremely hard to remove. Looking for an experiment I offered to buy the remaining shells from him but he gave me 4 or five and said he was going to throw them away any way. Taking them home I tried any number of solvents, and paint remover  to remove the plastic coating and nothing would touch it. Even a trip to my bench grinder wire wheel accomplished little more than to smear it around. I finally used a sharp knife and scraped it off but this was not really practical. In an emergency this would be your best use of this ammo. If this is note dun then after 10 rounds of rapid fire the last shell casing becomes stuck in place and the gun is useless. Even if you get it out the remaining glue will hamper gun use even if feeding it good ammo afterwords. Expect a big job in cleaning it out of the chamber.(Some older production ammo has a green paint and shoots perfictley fine the difference is that this bad ammo has a clear plastic coat.) The best non emergency use of this ammo is to buy it as components. Pull the bullet and reuse the powder and bullet in reloading ---through the green  shell casing away. In the photo above the two bullets on the left are the sticky bullets and the components will be used in my reloading the two bullets on the right are good ammo. These mixed bullets were marked down and too good a deal to pass up, more than 100 rounds for $10.
     Richard W Norman

If they pass laws against guns then you will either make your supplies at home, salvage or do without. Below 1) Tactics Techniques and Concepts of Anti-armor Warfare historical training manual 2) KFM Fallout Radiation Meter Kit Instructions This is a home made fallout meter developed during the cold war. They knew the public could not get a meter in an emergence so this was designed so anyone could build one with stuff you had around the house.3) US Ammunition Price list from 1912. Not just a neat document but it includes bullet weights and black powder charges for many old cartridges.  To see military e-manuals and gun e-books click here No waiting, get it now as an E-Book over 70 to chose from!

Anti-armor Infantry Tactics Techniques and ConceptsHomemade KFM Fallout Radiation Meter KitUS Ammunition Price List for 1912


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