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Old 01-22-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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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



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Old 01-22-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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What's the bullet diameter? If it's 7.62, it might be 7.62 x 53? AKA
Argentine Mauser.


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Pretty close to 30-06. What are the headstamp markings?
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Looks like Romanian 8x57. Steel case.
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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
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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).

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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.
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Sorry- missed the link in your post. Yep- Commie 8mm Mauser.
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thanks guys...thought I had somethin a bit more neat than I needed.


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