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You won't believe this is for sale?

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:34 pm
by Rapidrob
A local gun shop is now selling 8x57m/m Mauser ammunition for $45.00 a box of 20 rounds. This ammunition is made in Germany especially for Mitchell's Mauser's rifles!
Got to love it.

Re: You won't believe this is for sale?

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:40 pm
by ammolab
Has to be Prvi Partizan Serbian mfg and their “Germany” story still can’t justify the price.

Re: You won't believe this is for sale?

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:11 pm
by oddball6
Are they " smart ' rounds?

Re: You won't believe this is for sale?

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:30 pm
by indy1919a4
You know I can believe that, because that whole Mitchells Mauser incident is such a piece of collecting lore.. and the ammo was always pricy when it 1st came out.. I can see it being worth that in a collectors way..

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/798482326

And if you read the side of the box it does say Premium ammunition.. :)

Re: You won't believe this is for sale?

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:57 pm
by 72 usmc
One must have an original "German" Mitchell box of 8mm to display with the Mitchell's K98k. That way the story is total BS. :lol:
see https://www.trapshooters.com/threads/8- ... ll.207009/

Re: You won't believe this is for sale?

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:42 pm
by indy1919a4
They had their own head stamp.. that says something... it would have been very easy to just toss a batch of PPU in a box and sell it as Mitchells. They did go the extra step.. And in the long road of Gun Collecting Mitchell's Mausers will take its place behind such names as Bannerman, Interarms, Century.. ETC... And I do not think any of them had ammo with their own head stamps.

Re: You won't believe this is for sale?

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:41 pm
by ammolab
indy1919a4 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:42 pm
They had their own head stamp.. that says something... it would have been very easy to just toss a batch of PPU in a box and sell it as Mitchells. They did go the extra step.. And in the long road of Gun Collecting Mitchell's Mausers will take its place behind such names as Bannerman, Interarms, Century.. ETC... And I do not think any of them had ammo with their own head stamps.
PPU did ammo for Mitchels and others with the importers head stamp. Hansen ctg, Century’s Hotshot, FNM’s milsurp line, and others for the UK and Australia. Buy a bunch, and they will make it as you wish.

Re: You won't believe this is for sale?

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:15 pm
by steamer
indy1919a4 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:30 pm
And if you read the side of the box it does say Premium ammunition.. :)
Yeah, it means YOU pay a premium for it. :lol: