Help identify this 8mm Mauser ammo please


#1

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!


#2

John welcome here!
To what I see these are Persian (today Iran).

Our Arab specialists surely can say more.


#3

Thanks for the welcome!

I don’t think this is Persian, its unlike the typical 8mm Persian headstamps of that era which look like this:

And if I translate what I think is the 2 digit date code to the Western calendar, it would be 1951 which is the same date the other ammo in this batch has (after the same translation) but it all has the typical headstamp above with the crown. So it seems like its from a completely different country.


#4

According to Municion.org, it is Iranian. It says the following in description:
Taslihaat = Arsenal; Artesh-e-Shaahanshaahi= Ejército Real. 29 = 1329 = 1950. Cartucho militar para los Mauser 98 Checos del ejército iraní
Search for the image KAA0304 in the website search window at the bottom.


#5

Definitely Iranian, but a style I have not seen before. Something to watch for!


#6

[quote=“sksvlad”]According to Municion.org, it is Iranian. It says the following in description:
Taslihaat = Arsenal; Artesh-e-Shaahanshaahi= Ejército Real. 29 = 1329 = 1950. Cartucho militar para los Mauser 98 Checos del ejército iraní
Search for the image KAA0304 in the website search window at the bottom.[/quote]

Very interesting, thank you! This certainly looks like my headstamp except the date on mine are 30 which = 1951. The other difference is the writing at 6 o’clock has one character which is different, the one on the right. Not sure what that writing represents, perhaps a different arsenal?