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    found a spam can of ammo and I don't know what kind it is, the can says 7.92 LPSGS. the case is marked 22 on top and 72 on the bottom. any help u can give me would be appreciated

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    Quick guess would be 8mm Mauser ammo, but a picture would be a big help...
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    Don'tknow how to do pictures but it is the same size as a 3006

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    Probably steel cased Romanian or Yugo 8mm.

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    thanks for your help

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    The German 8mm Mauser round is also known as the 7.92x57.

    The US 30-06 is known in Europe as the 7.62x63.
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    From wikipeidia for the 7.9257mm Mauser:
    Romanian military ammunition

    The Romanian military used the 7.9257mm Mauser cartridge as standard issue from its independence. It gradually converted over in the 1950s and 1960s to using Warsaw Pact standard calibers.

    The 7.92 LPS gs MD71 (7.9256mm) cartridge was manufactured in Romania by their Factory 22 (UM Sadu) from 1972 to 1978. It had a 10 g (154.3 gr) Semi-Armor-Piercing bullet with a copper jacket and mild steel core, corrosive VT stick propellant, and a Berdan-primed steel case with a green lacquer coating. The case mouth and primer pocket were sealed with a red sealant.[citation needed] It is unusual in that it has a uniform 56mm-long case, perhaps for cleaner extraction when used in belt-fed 8mm machine guns. Since it is from the portion after the neck, it chambers and feeds safely and extracts positively. It has sometimes been confused with the rather different Hungarian 856mmR Mannlicher cartridge. Some experts mistakenly believed it to be an experimental rimless pointed-bullet Hungarian "sniper rifle cartridge" developed by Hungary's Factory 22 (Andezit Muvek) until it became available as surplus.[citation needed]

    It is not clear why the cartridge was manufactured, as the Romanian military used the standard Communist-Bloc 7.62mm M91 Mosin-Nagant rifle round. Some believe it may have been for an experimental self-loading rifle or for a Communist Bloc client.[citation needed] It was most likely for use in the obsolete 8mm vz 24 rifles and MG 42 machine guns used by the Romanian Garzile Patriotice ("Patriotic Guards") from 1968 to the early 1980s.
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    Thank u for the information. I really appreciate the information. maybe u can answer another question. I have ammo that looks like 30-06. the only marking is on the bottom are s 5 7 L. any help u can give me would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by rey View Post
    Thank u for the information. I really appreciate the information. maybe u can answer another question. I have ammo that looks like 30-06. the only marking is on the bottom are s 5 7 L. any help u can give me would be appreciated
    8mm ammo used to use a .318dia round nose bullet prior to WWI. Called the 8x57J. After it used a .323 spitzer point bullet and was called the 8x57JS or S-Patrone. L was for Lightweight 154gr opposed to a 198gr.


    Good info here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.9257mm_Mauser
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    [QUOTE=abner13;4172815] I have ammo that looks like 30-06. the only marking is on the bottom are s 5 7 L.
    Should be 30-06 Manufactured in 1957 at the Salt Lake facility.

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