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Old November 16, 2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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Any idea where this 8mm ammo is from?



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Old November 16, 2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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30 seconds on Google tells me it was made by Fábrica De Cartuchos e Pólvoras Quimicas, Chelas, Portugal, probably in 1945.
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Old November 16, 2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for that 30 seconds of your time.
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Old November 16, 2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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8mm

Probably corrosive too. Clean accordingly.
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Old November 17, 2012, 09:03 AM   #5
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Definitely corrosive.
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Old November 21, 2012, 10:07 AM   #6
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Ammunition from 1945 is way past a reasonable shelf life.

Pull some bullets and see if they have green corrosion on the bases. This is caused by NOx outgassing from old gunpowder.

If so, pull all bullets and dump the powder. Then examine the inside of the cases looking for internal pitting. If there are pits, dump the cases.


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