Surplus Persian 8mm Mauser

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Surplus Persian 8mm Mauser

Postby Maximumbob54 » 16 Aug 2015 18

This stuff is among the only surplus 8mm available. And it's garbage!!! I bought the smaller bulk that came in a smaller free ammo can. Turns out the ammo can was the best part of the deal. My buddy and I only managed to shoot about twenty of them before we just gave up. Duds, hang fires, and more with very few regular bangs.

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So I'm just telling everyone that I bought an ammo can that came with free ammo shaped paper weights...
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Re: Surplus Persian 8mm Mauser

Postby Chickenthief » 16 Aug 2015 22

Please scrub/wash that barrel.
It just might be corrosive primers!

Mercury salts are highly hygroscopic and the first 6-10" of the barrel will take on a sandblasted look if left untreated (if it is corrosive primers that is!)
Dont ask me how i know but lets just say that there is one less M1889 Swedish RB with a mint bore out there Image
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Re: Surplus Persian 8mm Mauser

Postby mr surveyor » 16 Aug 2015 22

is it worth breaking down for the brass and bullets?


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Re: Surplus Persian 8mm Mauser

Postby RBHarter » 17 Aug 2015 07

It's always worth it if you've already lost your money ........ metaphorically.
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Re: Surplus Persian 8mm Mauser

Postby akuser47 » 17 Aug 2015 15

Pull the bullets its probably loaded with moisture contaminated cordite. If you can get a decent rifle powder you could still salvage those old boys.
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Re: Surplus Persian 8mm Mauser

Postby Maximumbob54 » 17 Aug 2015 15

The bore and parts were washed in hot water and re-oiled upon completion, so no worries on corrosion.

I thought about pulling some bullets and swapping the powder out but they are Berdan primed so I won't be swapping those out. I could do it but I just don't feel like messing with that many Berdan primers. For now they will just set in the back of the closet.
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Re: Surplus Persian 8mm Mauser

Postby akuser47 » 17 Aug 2015 17

You don't have to pop the primers out just reload with a good powder. You can remove most primer punch pins from sizing dies. So you can sure them up. Only suggesting I hate taking a loose on ammo or money. Keep us posted if you do change out powder. I'm always curious to see how it goes
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Re: Surplus Persian 8mm Mauser

Postby oscarflytyer » 17 Aug 2015 22

these are probably some of the same ones I got from a guy. Pulled them for the bullets
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