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    Default 8mm mauser headstamps

    i just got a small batch of misc. 8mm Mauser ammo. i have been able to identify some of them, but not all of their dates. and some i haven't been able to identify. i am hoping somebody can help me out. i had planned on shooting these, but i don't want to if some of them are unusual or not too common. and please correct me if i have identified them wrong. here is what i have

    Turkish-1942,1943,1947 head stamp has a "T crescent with a star above C", the date, 7.9, FS

    Portuguese- head stamp FNH @ 12 o'clock and 70-25 @ 6 o'clock
    head stamp FCPQ @ 12 o'clock and 45 @ 6 o'clock
    the latter i'm sure 45 is the date, but the first i'm not sure

    not sure- head stamp 04 @ 12 o'clock and 59 @ 6 o'clock

    Serbian- head stamp NNY @ 12 o'clock and 1992 @ 6 o'clock

    not sure- head stamp 12 @ 12 o'clock, 55 @ 6 o'clock, star @ 9 and 3 o'clock
    12 @ 12 o'clock, 53 @ 12 o'clock, star @ 9 and 3 o'clock

    Polish- head stamp PK @ 12 o'clock, N @ 6 o'clock, 67 @ 9 o'clock, and 37 @ 3 o'clock

    Ecuador- head stamp 7.92 @ 12 o'clock, 1955 @ 6 o'clock, and @ 3 and 9 o'clock it kind of looks like a capital A

    some of these the date seems apparent, but any other help would be great, thanks.

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    Default oh yeah...

    also

    Romanian- headstamp 22 @ 12 o'clock and 74 @ 6 o'clock,
    22 @ 12 o'clock and 72 @ 6 o'clock

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    Your 04 is East German, and the 12 55 is Yugoslav.
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