Brass Head Stamp Meaning

Posted by: reb8600

Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 12/24/09 09:02 AM

Here is a link to a web site that will tell what the head stamp on the brass is and where it came from. I have had a lot of people ask when I have sold some of my brass. I hope this will help everyone.
Click here
Head Stamps
Posted by: tunered

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 12/25/09 01:07 AM

Nice link, Thanks. ed
Posted by: Martyn4802

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 12/25/09 08:22 AM

Thanks for the link.
I have it saved for reference...
Posted by: mnHornet

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 12/26/09 12:16 PM

Here is a great site
http://www.afte.org/ExamResources/gallery2/v/Headstamp-Gallery/
Posted by: GLA.OR

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 01/06/10 07:46 PM

I have some marked WRA which I see is winchester repeating arms but it also has a 68 and another round symbol so small I cant read it. Any thoughts
Posted by: chris112

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 01/06/10 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By: GLA.OR
I have some marked WRA which I see is winchester repeating arms but it also has a 68 and another round symbol so small I cant read it. Any thoughts


Military issue. 68 is the year made.
Posted by: mnHornet

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 01/08/10 12:16 PM

A 0 with a + through it is nato.
Posted by: Top Gun

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 01/29/10 02:25 AM

You sir are correct!
Posted by: 2muchgun

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 03/16/10 05:34 PM

That is a nice little picture library, but I notice some makes are missing.........
Posted by: DB Gillis

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 05/12/10 09:02 PM

THATS A GEAT LINK!, BUT NOW I AM HEADED TO THE CELLAR TO CHECK BRASS! THANKS DB
Posted by: skunx123

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 09/12/10 01:48 AM

very cool thanks man!
Posted by: chefpierre

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 12/30/10 07:44 PM

I just got a bag of brass from a guy at the range. It is marked IVI and WCC. As I was swaging pockets last night I was wondering the headstamps meant. That is a cool link.
Posted by: Evil_Lurker

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 01/21/11 08:34 PM

IVI = Industries Valcartier Inc. (Presently SNC Technologies Inc.) Canadian.
WCC - Winchester Cartridge Company
Posted by: broncstomper

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 04/28/11 10:57 PM

Hey fellas

I have a half case, well was a half case, of Federal 223, head stamped "lc . o . oplus" oplus is the circle with the + sign inside. So, if "lc" is lake city but the case and small boxes say federal what gives? Is lake city part of Federal?


Thanks
Posted by: Terry N.

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 05/03/11 06:58 AM

Federal currently has the government contract to run the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. One of the provisions of the contract is that they can utilize overrun or reject components and ammo for commercial sales. That's what you've got.
Posted by: 37L1

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 01/03/12 11:29 AM

All the other marks indicate "NATO" (O Plus)
Posted by: Novalondon

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 03/14/12 04:27 AM

Try this site. Many of the headstamps I have been unable to identify are on it


http://cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm
Posted by: Varmintpopper

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 03/30/12 05:51 PM

I have a .38 SPL case that is marked "MARKELL" and couldn't
find it in this list, so it is a very good list but not all
headstamps are listed.

Good Shooting

Lindy
Posted by: Tayler89

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 05/09/12 11:13 AM

Thanks for the link
Posted by: rodnocker1

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 06/04/12 09:45 AM

I use that site also, it's a good one to add to your favorites list. I had a guy that just got into reloading ask me about what the markings meant and I directed him there.
Posted by: Chick

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 11/22/12 11:04 PM

I thought the 7.62X51 US cartridges marked TCW was Twin Cities.
Posted by: Tonester

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 04/22/13 01:30 PM

Thank you for the link. I have been looking for a sheet to print off. I have been finding a of varying head stamps on my .223 brass.
Posted by: HPA

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 02/12/14 04:25 PM

Page 10 of this NATO report has a list of modern small arms ammunition head stamp designations.

The rest of it is a good read, too.
Posted by: minerwelder

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 03/16/14 03:29 PM

Very nice site this will help me with some old brass my dad gave me.
Posted by: M16

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 01/22/15 12:41 PM

Thanks for the link.
Posted by: tred1956

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 01/07/16 02:30 PM

WOW great link. I just wish my old eyes were good enough to read the headstamp.
Thanks
Doug
Posted by: 17varmint

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 07/29/17 07:52 AM

Thanks for the link. Good to know.
Posted by: jim62

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 09/09/17 08:53 PM

Great reference link..Thanks!
Posted by: erict

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 10/28/18 09:27 PM

I found an odd .223 case at the range today and in my attempts to identify it ended up at this site, which was useful enough for me to determine it was a JSC Barnaul from Russia: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms headstamp identification (pictures) (Click on the image to get to the full headstamp menu. Once you find the headstamp, click on it to get a history of that particular stamp)


Posted by: D_Bell

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 02/10/20 02:09 PM

Thanks for the link, cleared up some information I had which was wrong.
Posted by: Powerfisher

Re: Brass Head Stamp Meaning - 02/08/21 12:45 PM

This helps a lot. Thank you!