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8mm Mauser Ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition Classifieds' started by Bad Droid, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    I have a case (900 rds) of brass 8mm Mauser ammo. Its boxed 15 rounds per box, all cartridges are on stripper clips, 5 rounds per strip. So... 900 rds, Brass, 180 stripper clips. The only draw back is that it is Berdan primed so reloading the brass would suck and cost more $$$. The good news is that your rounds are ready to rock on the strip clips. Its been kept high and dry, I opened the metal case my self to make sure it was ammo and not something disturbing from Sarajevo, never used.

    Looking for trades, hit me up if you are interested.
    Possible trades include but in no particular order and not limited too:
    *Bullets. I reload for .223, .45acp, 45 colt, 30-30, .40 S&W, .308 and 300 win mag.
    *Powder- unopened.
    *Primers and more primers.
    *Reloading equipment/tooling
    *Gun parts/accessories UPDATED: I forgot to mention that I'm looking for AR15 A1 parts. A1 only. I have the upper and lower, need a barrel with front sight, stock, triangular hand guards and P.G.
    *Hunting stuff
    *Basic Range Finder
    *Spotting Scope
    *Sourdough Pancakes

    So yeah, I'm pretty open so don't be afraid to pm.
     
  2. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    Bullet weight? FMJ? Corrosive? Manufacturer?
     
  3. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    It's Berden primed..... I am also interested if it's Yugo FMJ and 180 - 200gr.
     
  4. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    which may or may not indicate that they are corrosive.
     
  5. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    In my C&R's I always treat Berden as corrosive just to be safe unless I am dead sure. :thumbup:

    On a Historical Note:
    Berdan Priming was Designed by an American in the late 1850's or late 1860's.
    Boxer priming was developed in England by a Britsh Army Officer, at about the same time.

    I find it interesting that America uses the system developed by a Brit, while Most of Europe use the system developed by an American.
     
  6. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    Sorry ya all, not sure of the weight, the only markings (that I can read) are on the head stamp, it has a small star, then "44" and then another star, then "55". But they are FMJ.
    The soft metal box that opened like a sardine tin had absolutely no markings but the individual boxes have a bunch of foreign lettering, I'm no linguist so I'm not sure what the little symbols translate too.
     
  7. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Sounds like Yugo...
     
  8. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    I take it that it's not a good thing being it came from the Balkins.....
     
  9. krazed

    krazed Yamhill Member

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    Found this:

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    Unknown Factory, One of the countries that use to be part of Yugoslavia (only on brass cases)
     
  10. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    On the contrary, good stuff.
     
  11. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about Yugo 8mm, but Yugo M30 (7.62x54) and Yugo M67 (7.62x39) is some of the best performing surplus I use. I suspect the 8mm would be of comparable quality.

    Keith
     
  12. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    8mm Mauser was used by more than a few countrys. need to identify writing on the box, looks like they were made in 1955?
     
  13. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    OK, sorry folks, I finally had time to take a pic and post more info on this ammo. Sorry for the sketchy camera shot:
    IMAG0070.jpg

    Like I stated, there are 15 rounds to a box, each five rounds are on stripper clips. It came in an unlabeled soft metal box with a wooden pull handle attached to a wire that sliced the box opens. All ammo is there. 15 rounds (one box) is opened but still on clips. I also updated my wants section.
     
  14. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    My Guess is Egyptian, did I Win?
     
  15. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    ^I dont know if or what you win. I was hoping one of the experts would fill us in.
     
  16. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    Com'on whats the 8mm lodown?
     
  17. jordanka16

    jordanka16 Albany, OR Active Member

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    It's Yugoslavian, it says:

    7.9mm Rifle Bullet
    15 pieces
    with universal grain (so general purpose ammo, not sniper, etc.)
    4th line says what powder was used
    last line is the serial number and date of manufacture.
     
  18. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    Well, there ya go............
     
  19. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    BUMP. I'll break up the lot for the right trade(s).
     
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