Need a hand to identify some surplus ammo


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concrete3340
August 27, 2011, 07:34 PM
Hello all, I have a friend who acquired some surplus ammo recently and wanted some help figuring out what it is. Bullet is .305. Case is 2.111. OAL is 2.988. I also have some pics of headstamp, writing on box and paper in the box. Also compared a 7.62 NATO. Thanks.

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crazysccrmd
August 27, 2011, 07:40 PM
I can't read Arabic words, but I can help on the numbers.

The first label, top line - 1957-4-11
second line - 375-1957-80-17
third line - 3-1957-25703

the headstamp (V,o) would translate to 7.5

303tom
August 27, 2011, 07:44 PM
That is a 7.5 french, Egyptian made !

Jeremy2171
August 27, 2011, 07:46 PM
Egyptian 7.5x54 MAS.

concrete3340
August 27, 2011, 07:55 PM
Thanks a lot. I will let him know.

Trahma Hownd
August 27, 2011, 10:04 PM
It's actually Syrian. It says "Republic of Syria" in the third picture and then... something about defense? Can't make sense of the bottom line, but I would imagine it's some ministry of defense.

Ian
August 27, 2011, 10:09 PM
The Syrians bought a bunch of Mas 49 rifles from France - this would have been the ammo for them.

303tom
August 28, 2011, 10:03 AM
Syria or Egypt, what the heck is the diff.

madcratebuilder
August 28, 2011, 10:16 AM
Syria or Egypt, what the heck is the diff.
It could possibly make a significant difference. Different countries making the same caliber ammo may be of varying quality.

jonnyc
August 28, 2011, 11:49 AM
Just to pile on.....it is 110% Syrian 7.5 ammo. Not a very good reputation.

concrete3340
August 28, 2011, 12:26 PM
That was going to be my next question, whether it was any good or not? I think that he has quite a bit. Thanks again.

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