I read an article online yesterday about “British” Jihadists in Syria. It showed a screenshot of a message one of them had posted on twitter about being ambushed by fighters from another group. It said he had “4 ak’s and a 7mm” stolen by them.
Does anyone have any idea whether this could be correct about any kind of 7mm calibre weapons in circulation in that area? I suppose some sort of old bolt-action Mauser in 7x57 could be possible, but I have never heard of this calibre having much use in the Middle East. It could also be an incorrect name for 7.62x51, 7.62x54R, .303 British, 7.65x53 Turkish Mauser or 7.92x57.
Obviously the reliability of the source was very questionable, but who knows.