Identify this cartridge???

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by TimL2952, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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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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  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Pretty close to 30-06. What are the headstamp markings?
     
  4. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    Can't get a good photo. but there is a '22' at 12 o'clock and a '78' at 6 o'clock
     
  5. Sport45

    Sport45 New Member

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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).
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012
  6. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Sorry- missed the link in your post. Yep- Commie 8mm Mauser.
     
  8. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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