I am new this forum. Hopefully someone can direct me. My son recently purchased an all matching German G43 bcd. made at the Gustloff-Werk plant. I would like to surpise him for Christmas with a box or 2 of original 8mm ammo to be used for his display. thats where I need the help !
I know the G43’s used 8mm mauser ammo. specifically 7.92 X 57. however, when I go to places like gunbrokers to find original ammo I am finding ammo marked 8mm but loose rounds of around 15 rounds per box. I am under the assumption that the G43 used ammo that came on a stripper clip rather loose ammo. therefore I feel that ammo is more suited for the K98 bolt action rifle rather than semi-auto. the only rounds I can find on stripper clips in original boxs are marked M30. these are dated 1938 and 1938 and are also 8mm but I dont believe those stripper clips could be used on the G43.
socould someone here, direct me with pictures and information as to exactly what kind of ammo box I am looking for? then also direct me to any other place to possibly purchase other than like guins international, guns america and gunbrokers.
thanks in advance for any help.