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Need a hand to identify some surplus ammo

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by concrete3340, Aug 27, 2011.

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  1. concrete3340

    concrete3340 Member

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    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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    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
     
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    That is a 7.5 french, Egyptian made !
     
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    Egyptian 7.5x54 MAS.
     
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    Thanks a lot. I will let him know.
     
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    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.
     
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    The Syrians bought a bunch of Mas 49 rifles from France - this would have been the ammo for them.
     
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    Syria or Egypt, what the heck is the diff.
     
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    It could possibly make a significant difference. Different countries making the same caliber ammo may be of varying quality.
     
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    Just to pile on.....it is 110% Syrian 7.5 ammo. Not a very good reputation.
     
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    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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