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Help identify surplus ammo

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fal 4 me, Dec 4, 2006.

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  1. fal 4 me

    fal 4 me Member

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    So I went to a gun show over the weekend and picked up some 8mm Mauser surplus ammo, but have no idea where it was made. The round is marked 7.9/FS/1947/TOC. The "O" is actually some symbol or letter I can't replicate easily on the computer, sort of like an O with some flames on top. I understand 7.9 mean 7.92x57, and 1947 is the year of manufacture so it's corrosive, but can anyone tell me anything else about this particular ammunition? Thanks in advace.
     
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    Its loaded very hot, or I should say to the 8mm's potential. It tends to work best in earlier full length rifles for some reason (maybe they had a different rifling twist rate??)- for instance, it shoots well in my 98/22s, 98/29,and turk 38s, but poorly in my M48 and K98.
     
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    That's what it is. Thanks for the help. I bought it for my Yugo 24/47, so I guess it might not work the best. At least it was cheap and came on stripper clips in bandoleers.
     
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