did the same thing to me ,but not as bad, dont use it is a 1919a4, the base comes offWARNING ! This is the same ammo I thought was a good deal too . . . until I tried it. I only got to fire 16 rounds - before it literaly blew up my browning. Top cover blew off, rivets on both side plates blew out. My side plates look like a wine barrel they're so bent out. What happened ? Near as I can tell, the brass is so thin that the cases literally blow up in the gun. I should have known better when I was loading belts, because several times the casing collapsed as they were being pushed into a link.
Troy at BarrelXchange warns against this stuff too - use only STEEL cased 54R ammo of good quality . . . . I will never again use cheap ammo in an expensive gun - learned my lesson BIG TIME. At least no one was hurt !
mine was out of a 300 rd box, the bolt in a 1919a4 grabs the round different .I can shot it out of my mosin fineWhat was the marking on the brass if you remember? 55/10? Was it 250rd cans or 300rd cans? I have shot this yellow tipped ammo out of a few 300rd cans in my Mosins and havent had a problem yet, I would hate to see what it would do to a rifle if it blew up a 1919 that bad! Do you think maybe you got bullet setback from the 1919 somehow? Thanks for the info.
EDIT: Off topic but what 7.62x54r conversions are you using and are they reliable? Thanks
I'm looking for some to use in my dp28, that's why I was concerned when I heard about it being sticky. If I convert my vickers and bren to it, I'd want to use it in them too.ive got light and heavy ball 54r that is czech stuff and it all works fine for me in the mosins and the dp 28....
havent used it in the 1919.
Joe,I have fired a lot of the Czech light ball in Maxims, Vickers, PKM and SG-43. All full auto and all with zero issues. It's my favorite ammo.
I think this might be the newly imported 80s Prvi (marked NNY), if so that is a pretty good price.SPG's Bulgarian Stuff:
Have you guys run the Russian 80s steel cased stuff through your 1919s? I just got a few cases from ammunitioncenter in anticipation of the 1919 I am getting. I wish I would have bought more of the Hungarian stuff from AIM last year when it was 10 cents a round.SPG's non-corrosive????? Text looks Russian!