I just got my7.62x54 ammo today and it was in zinc coated tins soldered closed. When I opened them I found the ammo looked like it just was made, clean and nice considering It was packed in the 50's. So tomorrow or wednesday I get to try out my M44 mosin for the first time. I got it from AIM 2 tins at 39.95 ea. = 500rds Bulgarian brass cased.