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  1. #1
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    Default 8mm Mauser ammunition identification help

    Saw this at a local shop. It is 8 mm mauser but not sure where made. Writing appears to be Farsi so I assume it is from the Middle East. Anyone know where it was made and it is any good?
    Thakns
    Greg
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    NOT Farsi ( which is a spoken ( Iranian) Language) but standard Arabic == Misr ( Egypt) 1957. Corrosive, Berdan primed ( .217)

    Depending on storage can be very good to G*** Awful. Good brass if you reload Berdan ( Tula primers coming).

    Regards,
    Doc AV
    AV Ballistics.
    Doc AV

  3. #3
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    Might find your self shooting cycling bolt then works I bought some Russian surpluse 8mm for like 8 bucks a box got to try it if it works awsome deal buy one box and not working right every other round fires it's like 8 bucks works good go buy more.

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    Can you describe what you got? No such animal as "Russian surplus 8mm".
    Always looking for interesting 7.62x25 Tokarev and 7.63 Mauser cartridges!!!
    Member: International Ammunition Assoc. (IAA), European Cartridge Research Assoc. (ECRA). Ask me about membership!

  5. #5
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    That's Egyptian ammo I have about 90 rds of it. Its junk I have hang fires and the neck of the case always splits. Shoot it up or sell it

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