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December 2, 2007, 07:54 PM
i have some rifle shells, they have the date of 1942 on the bottom of the brass case along with what looks to be .......toc....7.9 .......fs......1942..... i am trying to find out what kind of rifle these go to ....can you help me.....the toc part is alittle bit hard to read so i guessing that this is what it says...thanks......the cartridges are held in a pack of four which they slide into ,it is made of brass.... i guess it would be called a brass clip ,,,for easier handling......any info woul help.....

Steven Mace
December 2, 2007, 09:53 PM
svorecb, I believe you're looking at Turkish 8mm (7.9x57mm) ammunition.

Steve Mace

December 3, 2007, 09:08 AM
Definitely Turkish 8mm Mauser ammo, made in 1942 for use in their 8mm bolt-actions; the "o" in "ToC" is actually a star over a crescent.

December 4, 2007, 09:30 AM
i a few of these are they worth anything?

Mike Irwin
December 4, 2007, 10:00 AM
"are they worth anything"

Not really. Maybe 50 cents to a dollar each if you were to try to sell them at a cartridge show.

December 6, 2007, 10:46 PM
I've got 800rounds on clips and bandoliers that I paid 7 cents apiece for, I wish they wee worth 50 cents each...