Collecting Ammunition

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Post by jimg11 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:49 pm

When I dig through my stuff I keep finding more stuff.

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Post by Biglever » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:27 pm

You been hiding stuff from us.

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Post by jimg11 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:22 pm

As I have said, I had a friend that collected full and partial boxes of Ammunition. He had over 700 different boxes in his collection when he sold the collection for $10 per box. I have been showing some of the boxes that I got for him. So I do not still own some of these boxes but still have pictures of them.

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Post by jimg11 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:08 pm

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Post by Biglever » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:45 am

Awesome

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Post by jimg11 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:14 pm

Yesterday I decided to check out a couple Gunstores to see what they had. The first was a shock as it always had ammunition in abundance. It had about 1/4 of what it usually stocked. Signs of 5 Box limit per person were all over. I was checking out what they had but almost all popular rounds were gone. I did not see 9mm, 357 magnum, 308 Winchester and such ammo at all. No primers, I almost picked up the last 2 boxes of 17 Mach 2 rimfire ammo for my Marlin 17 Mach 2 rifle but I thought the price was too high. There were some of the new Cartridges that I did not have but again the price was the problem. Then I spotted the box of cartridges in the center of this picture 8 X 56 R S. I knew I did not have that one as I had never even heard of that round. The box by PPU made in Serbia was one of 8 priced at $25 +tax had to go home with me. I do not know what it fits but it is probably a combo rifle / shotgun that are popular in Europe. There must be some demand as P P U was loading it. The other 2 boxes I picked up a while ago. The Empty SPEER Cartridge case box 30 Newton was one of Speer's first projects right after the war. The Austrian MUSGRAVE brand 308 Winchester Cartridge box I picked up cheap a while ago. I did not see anything I could not live without in the second gunstore.

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Post by Biglever » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:36 am

I have an 8x56 RS. It's a neat little carbine.

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Post by jimg11 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:16 am

Thanks Biglever,
I have been doing some research on the round and found a couple surprises. The bullet is actually about .005" bigger than the normal 8mm S bullet of .323" It was originally designed for the Hungarian Solothurn machine gun adopted by Hungary in 1931 as the M31. In 1935 Hungary adopted the Model 35 Mannlicher Bolt action Rifle and also modified the Model 95 straight pull straight pull Mannlicher rifles to take the cartridge before adopting the German 8mm Guns and cartridge in 1940. Is yours a Straight pull bolt or a conventional bolt? I have seen a number of Straight pull 1895 rifles but did not pay attention to the ammo.
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Post by Biglever » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:51 am

Yes, mine is the straight pull bolt, works pretty slick.

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Post by jimg11 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:31 pm

Hi Biglever,

I do not know when I got this box of 2 five round clips of 8mm M. 30 scharfe S. Patronen Rottw. XI. 1938. I had no idea that it was the 8 x 56 R S cartridges we are talking about. The head stamp is 19 \ VIII / 38 / (NAZI EAGLE) \

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