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Czechoslovakian 8mm Ammunition w/ 3 Stripper Clips, 15rnds (7.92x57)

Czechoslovakian 8mm Ammunition w/ 3 Stripper Clips, 15rnds (7.92x57)

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Our Price: $14.95

Quantity in Stock:33
Product Code: CZECH8MMAMMO0002

Original Czechoslovakian 7.92x57 (8mm Mauser) ammunition on stripper clips! This ammunition was manufactured from the late 40's to the early 1960's and has been in storage until now. Each box of 8mm ammunition contains 15 rounds all on stripper clips (3). The ammunition looks to be in excellent condition. May have some slight tarnishing due to its age. This is the lowest priced 8mm ammunition in the US! These cartridges are berdan primed and are corrosive. Some of the boxes have a label on them, others do not and are just a blank box. Please see the detailed photos above.

Please note before purchasing:
we have test fired this ammunition and some of the cartridges have had a momentary delay when firing/slight hangfire. The ammo has worked well but we want to disclose this possible issue with some of the cartidges. Some primers do not fire due to age. But regardless for less that $1.00/rd. the ammo is perfect to use as components.

There is a small variety of this ammunition, as you can see from the photos there is copper washed steel case and brass case ammunition in this lot. Any variety of the ammunition shown above may be sent for an order. The bullets are either standard copper jacket or nickel plated as shown by the photos. If you prefer a particular type of ammo (ie. brass over steel case, etc) among the types shown above, then please put in your order notes and we will do our best to accommodate that request. We cannot guarantee this accommodation but we will do our best to pick your request.

Photo I.D. required for purchase, please email a photo I.D. along with your order number to ffl@rtifirearms.com. Thank you for your business!

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No ammunition sales to Chicago IL, New York City, NY and Cook County Illinois

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A Brief History of the 8mm Cartridge:

The 7.92×57mm Mauser (designated as the 8mm Mauser or 8×57mm by the SAAMI[2] and 8 × 57 IS by the C.I.P.[3]) is a rimless bottlenecked rifle cartridge. The 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge was adopted by the German Empire in 1903–1905, and was the German service cartridge in both World Wars. In its day, the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge was one of the world's most popular military cartridges. In the 21st century it is still a popular sport and hunting cartridge that is factory-produced in Europe and the United States.

German government driven efforts to further improve on the performance of the military M/88 ammunition and the service arms in which the M/88 was used after several development steps eventually resulted in the official adoption on 3 April 1903 by the Gewehr-Prüfungskommission of the dimensionally redesigned 7.92×57mm Mauser chambering. Besides the chambering, the bore (designated as "S-bore") was also dimensionally redesigned because the new bullet with a shorter cylindrical part had reduced bearing surface, which necessitated increasing its diameter and deepening barrel grooves (as a result the new cartridge was not fully interchangeable with the old one).

The 1903 pattern S Patrone (S ball cartridge) was loaded with a lighter 9.9 grams (153 gr), pointed Spitzgeschoß (spire point bullet) of 8.2 mm (0.323 in) diameter and more powerful double-base (based on nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin) smokeless powder resulting in nearly 38% higher muzzle velocity and 27% more muzzle energy.[5][6][4] The operating pressure was 300 MPa (43,511 psi). With the improved ballistic coefficient – (G1 BC) of approximately 0.321 to 0.337 (ballistic coefficients are somewhat debatable) – of the new bullet, the 1903 pattern cartridge had an improved maximum effective range and a flatter trajectory, and was therefore less critical of range estimation compared to the M/88 cartridge.[7]

In German military service the Patrone 88 was replaced in 1904 and 1905 by the S Patrone. As the bolt thrust of the 7.92×57mm Mauser is relatively low compared to many other service rounds used in the early 20th century, many arms originally chambered for the Patrone 88 could be and were adapted for chambering the S Patrone by reaming out metal from the chamber as it required a wider chamber throat to take the differently shaped and thicker brass of the new S Patrone.

The rimless cartridge cases have been used as parent case for several other necked down and necked up cartridges and a rimmed variant.

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