I would like to know too.
IMHO you may be right. There is a GOOD chance they used the round the same as every soviet block country at the time. A friend of mines father is a Major in the Romanian Army, he actually pointed at a picture of a PSL and said he fired one of these with his father one day along with an AK.WanderingMan said:It could simply be that the Romanians have not decided to surplus their 7.62x54r.
They did produce it. I have some Romanian 7.62x54mm in bundles back home. It is in the "collectible ammo" drawer, I will have to check the headstamps in a week when I go home.Hootbro said:Did the Romanians even produce it at all? Could have been like the East Germans and just relied on the Soviet or another WARSAW Pact country to provide this caliber.
Kool! learned something new.Q-gunner2 said:They did produce it. I have some Romanian 7.62x54mm in bundles back home. It is in the "collectible ammo" drawer, I will have to check the headstamps in a week when I go home.
The 7N1 that was previously imported came from Romania. They did make 7.62x54R, but it is of moderate quality. They rely (or did) on Russia for their "sniper" grade ammunition. I assume they were surplussing the 7N1 since it is outdated... 7N14 is the new (been in service for about 14-17 years) 7.62x54R "sniper" load employed by the Russians since the 90s so I assume Romania is upgrading too.
Its Hotshot softpointRag said:I saw some on Gunbroker the other day, just search for "Romanian".