Got several hundred rounds of Persian surplus 8mm Mauser with the typical crown at 12o’clock on the headstamp and mixed in were a couple of dozen with headstamps I cannot identify anywhere. Googled them several different ways to no avail. They seem to have Arabic or Farsi writing with what looks like a bullet symbol at 9o’clock and what I think is a 2 digit date at 3o’clock. Looks like a number which translates to ‘30’ tho it could be ‘20’, its hard to tell if it has that extra bump the Arabic 3 has but I lean more to 3 than 2.
Pulled one and it is full to the bottom of the projectile with a square flake powder which looks identical to the powder in the other Persian rounds, and pretty much the same weight though the other cases are not that full. Projectile is copper jacketed lead 198gr boat tail which also appears identical to the Persian in every way.
Here’s some pics, thanks in advance for any info!