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    Albanian Markings

    Does anyone know what factory codes Albanian uses/used?

    I can't find anything on their specific numbers.

    Joe

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    I know only one factory in Albania.
    KMP - KM POLIÇAN in Berat

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvollenberg View Post
    Does anyone know what factory codes Albanian uses/used?

    I can't find anything on their specific numbers.

    Joe
    Joe,

    According to the notes I have from a friend (now deceased) Albania was supplied with arms by Russia until the late 1950s. In 1957 the Chinese offered funds and assistance to set up a modern arms industry and supplied arms and munitions of Chinese manufacture until three Albanian factories came on line. The factory codes were simply numbers 1, 2 and 3. Factory 1 produced weapons from 1962, Factory 2 produced Explosives and Propellants from 1965, and Factory 3 produced ammunition. It would seem that manufacture ceased in the early 1990's.

    Best
    N.


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    I have a few variations of Albanian 7.62x39 and 7.62x54R. All use headstamp styles that include the factory code 3.

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    Has anyone seen the KMP on an item?

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