8x56R Mannlicher ID


#1

Are these 8x56R Mannlicher cartridges? Is the one with the Swastika anything special? I also have a charger (clip) with a Swastika.

Ray


#2

Hey Ray,

No, nothing special. The swastika was applied to the headstamp after Germany and Austria joined forces. They are very common.

Dave


#3

Ray,

Some background info here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8838

Brian


#4

Isn’t the flat primer cup in the case at the right in the first picture atypical? I did a little quick googling and see some Bulgarian cartridges with flat primer cups, but the Austrian-made ones are rounded. Is this case a reload? Jack


#5

That’s the story of my cartridge collecting career.

Thanks Dave, Brian, and Jack.


#6

Most of this ammunition that is around today apparently came from Bulgarian storage during the 1990s.


#7

These cartridges are very common indeed.The rifle, modified M95 loads with Mannlicherclips Here’s a picture of a box of it from those days. Each box contained two clips of 5 cartridges.