A military small & medium caliber ammunition collection

7.62mm NATO United States

7.62mm NATO Ball  United States F A 52 profile view.7.62mm NATO Ball  United States F A 52 head view.


ProjectileFMJ, brass, 1 smooth crimping cannelure
Casebrass, taper crimp
Primerpercussion, flat, nickel, ring crimp, red annulus
HeadstampF A 52
NotesExperimental solid turned brass projectile from lot FA X30-1792. Projectile has the same dimensions as the T65E4 loading. This round is properly identified as "Cal. .30 Light Rifle" since NATO adoption did not occur until 1955. It is grouped under 7.62mm NATO for convenience.