8mm ? Cartridge for Identification


#1

Recently received this cartridge. Some of you will probably know it right away but I am stumped.
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Case Length: 2.187", 55.55 mm
Rim Dia.: .554", 14.07 mm
Head Dia.: .491", 12.47 mm
Bullet Dia.: .330", 8.38 mm
Neck Dia.: .364", 9.25 mm

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No Headstamp

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Bullet appears to be CNCS, boat-tailed, weighs 189.7 grains, 12.29 grams

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8 x 52R Siamese on the left for comparison.

Randy


#2

Nice find, there is an entry in the “ECRA database”, it is an austrian experimental military cartridge:
8x56R Mannlicher XPL model 1925.


#3

Hi Randy,

Very nice find! It is an Austrian 8 x 56 R M. 25, a predecessor of the well known 8 x 56 R M. 30 (“Mannlicher”). This is an AP variant.

Regards,

Fede


#4

Thank you Fede and laurent; unless I missed it, it is not shown at municion.org, which is where I looked before posting here. It will fit in nicely with my 8 x 50R and 8 x 56R collections.

Randy