Interesting ammo find

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not too sure. The bloke who gave it to me had no idea what it is and my quick search through my books revealed nothing so I turned to the internet. As I have successfully misplaced my calipers I cant get a decent case length measurement. However my other device placed the bullet diameter at 8 mm.
Just had another gander at a German website, it would appear that it must be 8 x 50 R as the 56 had a pointy bullet, which was introduced in 1930, clearly some time after the rd second from left in the last picture.
 
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It's a common clip/charger, so Stoatys vids on it are good, no excellent
 
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that looks similar to some stuff I recently took away from a colossal walt

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ugly

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3round berthier chargers with the case head grooved to allow pointed bullets in the lebel tube magazines. The solid bronze bullets are well made usually
 
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They are 8 x 56 R Austro Hungarian Mannlicher
That is a Mannlicher M95 clip.
No they're not.

They're 8x50R Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher.

8x56R wasn't introduced until the 30's, and has a very distinctively long shoulder and a spitzer bullet.

8x56R:

 
#11
I remember recovering many such rounds over the years. We never identify them or even count them. Recovered SAA was divided into LV and HV and accounted for by weight (max 19kg in H83). It then gets disposed through Shoeburyness at about £100/Kg.

The exception was pinfire SAA which was never recovered, but destroyed.
 
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I remember recovering many such rounds over the years. We never identify them or even count them. Recovered SAA was divided into LV and HV and accounted for by weight (max 19kg in H83). It then gets disposed through Shoeburyness at about £100/Kg.

The exception was pinfire SAA which was never recovered, but destroyed.
Never say never dingerr :)

You would be surprised what used to get delivered - we had a few WTF moments :)
 
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Never say never dingerr :)

You would be surprised what used to get delivered - we had a few WTF moments :)
There was an issue in 11 Regt regarding pinfire being returned, there was another regarding Hotchkiss fuzes.

As technicians we should be able to come up with a safe system to pack and return pinfire, it’s a pain the get rid of.
 
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I'm going into the woods with a revolver, I may be some time.
[watches @Bacongrills disappear down a woodland track carrying a bottle of whisky, an Enfield No.2 Mk.1 and a single round of .38 Special, safe in the knowledge that he'll be back in the morning with a stonking hangover]

:p

(yes, I am a cnut. But you knew that anyway :D )
 
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And by sheer coincidence, if you look at TFB TV on YouTube later today, you'll see some Stoaty Elsewhere on the topic of what fires these 8x50R beauties :)
 
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Now for something a bit different, I know what it is, or at least I think so. Any guesses (no they're not Stoatys lipstick rds!)
Probably FN made 7.92x57mm bulleted blanks.
 

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