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Posted: 6/30/2004 7:40:06 AM EST

Picked up a clip of FIve unknown rifle rounds yesterday at work. I was told they *could* be 8mm Mauser rounds, but I'm not sure about that. Each round is 3" 1/8ths long and 1/2" round at the base. Brass casing, black sealer on the bottom, and is marked "1945" on the bottom along with several random letters and numbers.

What I'm wondering about is if this really is 8mm mauser, could it be some WW2 stuff? (the 1945 marking makes me wonder)

Link Posted: 6/30/2004 7:41:27 AM EST
Kind of hard to tell without a pic.

DOes the clip hold 8 rounds or 5?

Link Posted: 6/30/2004 7:45:19 AM EST
It's all on a five round stripper clip.

I don't have a cameria with me, unfortunately....and even if I did, I don't have any way of uploading the photos......

Link Posted: 6/30/2004 7:45:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/30/2004 7:56:42 AM EST by DriftPunch]

95% 7.92*57 Mauser
5% 7*57 Mauser
Link Posted: 6/30/2004 7:48:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/30/2004 7:48:59 AM EST by osprey21]
Does it look similar to this....

If so, there's a strong chance it is 8mm.

Link Posted: 6/30/2004 7:51:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/30/2004 7:52:55 AM EST by protus]
whats the headstamp,,i collect mausers and could prolly help,, more than likely is 8mm,,if its in a brass stripper its prolly turkish ,,,id post apick of one but dont see an option to do so,,,
anyway it would say for turk the date,,7.9,fs,t moon and star with lines seprateing them,,
caseing will be brass while the bullet will have a silver color,same with ecudorian just different headstamps,,list what they are and we can help...


Link Posted: 6/30/2004 7:53:05 AM EST
7.92 x 57 JS (metric)
Link Posted: 6/30/2004 7:59:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/30/2004 8:01:22 AM EST by fadedsun]
Yes. Exactly.

ALthough mine says 1945....and 7.91 not 7.92.....Bullet is silver colored......

Link Posted: 6/30/2004 9:03:01 AM EST
Does the 1945 marking on the bottom mean it was manuf. in 1945? Just somewhat curious....

Link Posted: 6/30/2004 11:55:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/30/2004 12:01:21 PM EST by osprey21]

Originally Posted By fadedsun:
Does the 1945 marking on the bottom mean it was manuf. in 1945?



Also, that 'silver colored' bullet is probably nickel coated.
Link Posted: 6/30/2004 11:57:47 AM EST
Whatever it is it sounds like you NEED to buy a gun for it.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:06:54 PM EST
I think your right. However this is nasty stuff, and I'd have to clean the weapon every other round

What are mausers going for right now?

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:26:13 PM EST
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