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TimL2952 01-22-2012 08:21 PM

Identify this cartridge???
 
I've been working on an ammo collection and a friend of mine donated this cartridge to me. It looks very similar to a Russian 7.62x54R but it has no rim.

Here it is next to some comparisons...7.92 Mauser, Cartridge in question, .303 British, .30-30, and a 7.62x39

http://i40.tinypic.com/vgolz8.jpg

BillM 01-22-2012 10:18 PM

What's the bullet diameter? If it's 7.62, it might be 7.62 x 53? AKA
Argentine Mauser.

c3shooter 01-22-2012 10:29 PM

Pretty close to 30-06. What are the headstamp markings?

jpattersonnh 01-22-2012 10:34 PM

Looks like Romanian 8x57. Steel case.
Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply INC

TimL2952 01-22-2012 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 685637)
Pretty close to 30-06. What are the headstamp markings?


Can't get a good photo. but there is a '22' at 12 o'clock and a '78' at 6 o'clock

Sport45 01-23-2012 03:35 AM

What is the case length? If the bullet is the same diameter as the .303 Brit, I'm guessing it's a 7.7x58 Japanese.

If the bullet is the same diameter as the 7.92 then it's just a steel cased 8mm Mauser (7.92 x 57).

jpattersonnh 01-23-2012 10:36 AM

Come on guys.
Plant 22, Romania (address and actual name unknown)
78 is the year made.

The link I posted has it. S34 is the bullet, 22 is the plant, then the year.

c3shooter 01-23-2012 01:31 PM

Sorry- missed the link in your post. Yep- Commie 8mm Mauser.

TimL2952 01-24-2012 01:48 AM

thanks guys...thought I had somethin a bit more neat than I needed.


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