AK47 Ammo in the USA 7.62×39

We take a look at collecting AK Ammunition in the U.S.
The history of the 7.62×39 round
What firearms sere designed to shoot it
The political and legal issues that affect it’s availability here in the U.S.

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Collecting ammunition is an inexpensive and rewarding hobby. And collecting the 7.62×39 ammo is a never ending quest to accumulate knowledge of and samples from one of the most prolific types of ammunition on the planet.

Almost anyone can start an ammo collection

0:22 Nomenclature
0:27 History
0:43 Description
1:02 Case Types
1:22 Comparison 
1:30 M43 vs. M67
1:51 Firearms
2:08 Usage
2:28 Availability in the US 
2:32 General Timeline
3:20 Media Hype
3:31 Legislation LEOPA of 1985
3:54 BATF ban on Steel Core Ammo
4:44 U.S. Import ban on Chinese Munitions
4:55 Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) 1994-2004
5:37 Rewarding Hobby
6:10 Identification
6:24 Bullet Color Codes
6:31 Cyrillic Letter Codes
6:33 Early Letter Date Code
6:38 Factory Letter Codes 
6:48 Factory Number Codes 
6:54 Russian Ammunition Factories
6:57 Klimovsk Punching Plant
7:08 Tula Cartridge Works
7:21 Ulyanovsk Cartridge Works
7:30 Vympel State Production Association
7:48 Barnaul Cartridge Plant 
8:02 Chinese Ammunition Factories
8:15 Lapua Cartridge Factory
8:44 Headstamps
9:20 Ammo Crates & Cans
9:38 Reading Ammo Cans
9:46 – 7.62×39 vs. 7.62x54R Ammo Cans
10:24 Collection Chart
10:54 References
11:00 U.S. Law Links..


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