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by jonnyc
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: My ammo for the 380 looks the same as the 9x18 !
Replies: 8
Views: 3847

Re: My ammo for the 380 looks the same as the 9x18 !

When it comes to ammo "interchangeability", one must be VERY careful. Makarov cases are 1mm longer than .380, the bullet diameter is about 0.010 bigger, Makarov has vastly different headstamps, and 9mm Makarov will surely jam your .380 and potentially lead to SERIOUS pressure issues.
by jonnyc
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Canadian 8mm Mauser?
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Re: Canadian 8mm Mauser?

It was made at Dominion, in the 1950s, on a contract for the CIA and the US Military. It, and similar headstamped 9mm, was standard "non-attributable" ammo for various uses, and also for weapons checks/inspection for the Army and USAF well into the 1980s. A good bunch was eventually surplussed off t...
by jonnyc
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: Israeli K98
Replies: 23
Views: 19608

Re: Israeli K98

"I always wondered if there were any around that missed the conversion to 7.62, and still were in 8mm."

There were some. I have heard that all/most of those went to Australia.
by jonnyc
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Middle East and North African Rifles
Topic: IDF
Replies: 3
Views: 8595

Re: IDF

"This one needs a passport, I believe."

Not to mention a bolt. ;)
by jonnyc
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Ammunition
Topic: Found some surplus 8mm.
Replies: 20
Views: 11227

Re: Found some surplus 8mm.

The Egyptian is 1957. I have found it to be pretty accurate...when it doesn't go click...bang. And that's a 50-50 deal.
by jonnyc
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: German and Spanish Rifles
Topic: Maschinenpistole 44, or MP44
Replies: 8
Views: 11902

Re: Maschinenpistole 44, or MP44

I would say that "the I Phone of the 40s" is a bit generous. More like the Motorola DynaTAC of the 1940s.

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