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    Mystery 30-06 Headstamps

    Here's a softball for someone out there, I'm sure. Anyone know what these headstamps mean on these 30-06 shells I ran across? These three are all I have and it had me curious.

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    Well I feel silly. These are 8mm Mauser rounds, not 30-06

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    Yes sir your right. WW1 8x57 Mauser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    Well I feel silly. These are 8mm Mauser rounds, not 30-06
    Gen. Hatcher theorized that at least some of the M1903's blown up during the Twenties were for just that reason.

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    Well that's intriguing. I'm glad I made the mistake so you'd bring that up. Definitely interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old tanker View Post
    Gen. Hatcher theorized that at least some of the M1903's blown up during the Twenties were for just that reason.
    We've gone round about that here before too, I still have a doubt about chambering them in 30 cal chambers but I think he said the chambers were enormously worn...
    Regards, Jim

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