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    Quote Originally Posted by mkgr22 View Post

    The headstamp looks Arabic, and I'm thinking maybe Syrian or Persian.
    Yes, that is Arabic.

    While Farsi is written in more than several alphabets, including Arabic, the ammunition you have is Egyptian.

    You can find Iranian ammo in the US in a couple of different alphabets including Avestan and Cuneiform.
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    does it work well?

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    Man does r pretty cool the first Wooden 8mm I ever seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkgr22 View Post
    I only fired into a stump. I doubt that there is any accuracy in these.



    I weighed the wood bullet. It is 9.5 grains.

    I'm not certain of the purpose of these 8mm rounds, but practice seems most likely.

    I know the Swedes used wooden bullets in their 6.5x55mm practice ammo, with a screw-on "blank adapter" that would shred the wood when fired, the effect simulating the full recoil of the regular ammo, for training.

    These 8mm, as I said, seemed as loud as standard ammo loads.
    Those are so neat.. It is amazing how many countries had Wooden Projectiles in training




    Germany



    Finland




    Japan





    Russia




    Netherlands




    Sweden


    United States





    England




    Israel

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    Some of this was less lethal crowd control...... and some were used as blanks. The blank ones used wood ground up and then pressed into a bullet. It would shred when fired.

    ouch....

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooden_bullet
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkgr22 View Post
    Just for the fun of it, I bought a box of 44 rounds of 8mm mauser ammo, at last weekend's Friendship gun show.



    I thought I would share photos with the cartridge collectors that read this forum.

    I tried three rounds in a K98k, and one had a bad primer. The other two had a much louder report than I expected for this stuff.

    I pulled the bad round apart, since I wanted to see what the bullet and charge were like. The bullet appears in the first photo. The powder was a substantial load of a flake powder, probably weighed around 20 grains.

    The headstamp looks Arabic, and I'm thinking maybe Syrian or Persian.


    I Meant to ask the OP did the inside if the wood bullet he pulled look more German (thinner Walls)



    Or More Swedish (thicker walls)

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    Quote Originally Posted by indy1919a4 View Post
    I Meant to ask the OP did the inside if the wood bullet he pulled look more German (thinner Walls)



    Or More Swedish (thicker walls)
    Here you go:


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    Quote Originally Posted by mkgr22 View Post
    Here you go:

    Wow, Did not see that one comming
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Freeman View Post
    You can find Iranian ammo in the US in a couple of different alphabets including Avestan and Cuneiform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indy1919a4 View Post
    I Meant to ask the OP did the inside if the wood bullet he pulled look more German (thinner Walls)



    Or More Swedish (thicker walls)

    Magazine a MG 15? Those can be made to work in a Hakim.

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