By - Bassemand3105
8mm Mauser if I had go guess. I can't really make out the headstamp.
That would make sense found it near bastogne
I am also in the 8mm Mauser camp
Definitely looks like 8mm Mauser clips
It's got one bump in the middle, that's an FAL or M14 clip
Yeah it could be
For slaying vampires
They look more brass irl
Can’t really make out the headstamp, but I think I can see a 15 a 29, a C maybe 57? Not sure but they don’t look long enough for 30-06, and are on stripper clips so I’m also thinking 8mm Mauser 7.92x57
7.62x51, that's an FAL/M14 stripper
The actual bullet is just too long, and the bottleneck isn’t that steep. Pretty sure it’s 8mm like everyone else is saying.
I've got like 600 rounds of the stuff sitting my boxes rn, p sure I'd know if it was 8mm. The case looks too short, and the bullet too narrow relative to it.
Okay yeah looking at it again today I can see it’s NATO, ur right.
I can definitely see how the round on the left could trip you up though, the shoulder on that one is weird
Take a few measurements and you'll likely figure it out.
Pretty sure it's 8mm Mauser Armor Piercing Tracer. If you can make out the headstamp or sealant color that should tell you what color they trace.
Only place I can see any colour is the primer and it's red
2 bullets say
S with a star symbol
Hope this helps
Also might be a bit off on some of the text on the bullets they are a bit old after all
Okay so after getting home and checking my little collection I misremebered. Primer sealant color is how you determine the bullet on the British made 8mm for the Besa MG. On the German rounds like you have here the 38 number is the manufacturing year, the P*** is the manufacturer code, so which factory it came from. The S or S* is the information code for which brass the case is made out of and the fourth number is the lot number.
If I remember correctly standard AP 8mm is unmarked but Black Tip painted 8mm is AP Tracer. Mine came in the original box with gelb (yellow) on the box which means the Tracer color is yellow. So I don't know how you could tell Tracer color other than shooting it.
HM thanks interesting
I'm probably not going to shoot them tho
The were found a few miles out from Bastogne