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mp25ds4
November 7, 2009, 03:03 PM
i bought some loose rounds of 8mm today, its brass cased surplus, the bullet itself is nickel coated. I asked what country it was and was told it was russian? can anyone confirm this? ive never heard of russian 8mm

SigP6Carry
November 7, 2009, 03:20 PM
8mm by what?

cornbush
November 7, 2009, 03:20 PM
It could be russian, dont know. Sounds like turkish from the 40's. The russians may have produced it though to shoot thru battlefield pick up weapons.

Tom2
November 7, 2009, 03:42 PM
I would be suprised if the Russians made it, they might have made some to store away with their captured Mausers, although they might have captured enough ammo to make that moot. Some eastern europeans made 8MM ammo while behind the iron curtain, but I know in at least one case it was made with steel cases like Russian or late German war ammo. What is the headstamp on the ammo? Cause it should be in Cyrillic characters if Russian made I would think.

rantingredneck
November 7, 2009, 03:51 PM
Look like this?

http://www.surplusrifle.com/steyrm95/graphics/l/cartridge.jpg

mp25ds4
November 7, 2009, 03:56 PM
sorry i didnt clarify it is 8x57 mauser, i will post a pic of it shortly

mp25ds4
November 7, 2009, 04:28 PM
ok headstamp says uxa 7 and came in 15 round boxes like the one pictured

http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww53/assaultrecon28/8mmmauser.jpg

B. Lahey
November 7, 2009, 04:41 PM
UXA is Sellier & Bellot, probably the Zbrojovka Vlasim factory, made for military export.

Yugo.

simonkenton
November 7, 2009, 07:31 PM
Yeah, it is Yugoslav.

The Yugoslavs use the Cyrillic alphabet, same alphabet the Russians use.
In other words Yugoslav writing is the same as Russian writing. Those are the only 2 countries I know of that use that writing style.

raftman
November 7, 2009, 10:54 PM
Those are the only 2 countries I know of that use that writing style.

Heh, there's more.

T. O'Heir
November 7, 2009, 11:32 PM
"...made for military export..." Made for the American milsurp market. No military uses 8mm Mauser.

B. Lahey
November 8, 2009, 06:00 AM
Made for the American milsurp market. No military uses 8mm Mauser.

That ammo is from the days of communist Yugoslavia. They didn't export for the American recreational market, they exported for foreign militaries. Many nations were still using 8mm when that stuff was cranked out. Yugoslavia, Egypt, and China, among others.