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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel62 View Post
    I have no idea on this one...BPD 953
    these are a product of Bombrini Parodi-Delfino, of Rome, Italy. probably 1953.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel62 View Post
    2nd try - sorry site's not cooperating with my uploads
    This is Turkish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthanne View Post
    This is Turkish.
    Turkish - thanks and I'm certain corrosive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter S View Post
    these are a product of Bombrini Parodi-Delfino, of Rome, Italy. probably 1953.
    Thanks Peter - and I'm assuming it's corrosive, yes?

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    Yes corrosive! Somewhere I have a fired Turkish 8mm casing dated from the late 1800s/early 1900s that I found on the ground at an Israeli airbase in the Negev. Wonder if it was fired during the TL Lawrence days or in response to the British Palestinian moves....

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    Default Thanks for the response!

    I learned that the cases headstamped with the 6 point star are actually Czech manufactured, not Israeli! Still haven't fired any of it but will provide a range report when I get done!!

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    Default 8mm headstamp

    Where? can I find information about mauser amm. headstamps
    I have some amm, and I think it may be south american??
    I cannot reckognose the headstamp

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    I have fired Turkish surplus ammo for years and finally stopped after learning of the safety concerns. I know people have different thoughts on that, but it sure is easier to clean the bore after firing non-corrosive ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel62 View Post
    ..cases headstamped with the 6 point star are actually Czech manufactured, not Israeli!
    There are several good sites helping understand German headstamps. Here's one. https://stephentaylorhistorian.com/2...facturer-list/

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    Nothing wrong with corrosive. Just pour hot water down the barrel after shooting and wipe the head of the bolt. Don't do anything other than clean it first after you get home. I use Hoppes, it seems to have some good effects on the salts used in the primers too. They used to say Hoppes would work for corrosive years ago on the label.

    Try to find some Yugoslavian surplus, it's the best. I have a bunch of it made in 1950 that I pull out on special occasions but all I ever shot was darn good.
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