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Old 12-21-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default mystery 7.9 ( please let it not be turkish)

I was cleaning out my ammo closet and found about 1000rnds of 1941 headstamped 7.9. It's all bright and shiney with a cupra-nickel jacketed bullet. It in 5 round strippers and packed in a blueish colored bandaleer with metal button.
the headstamp has an fs with a "t" and cresent moon with a star.

I'm hoping it's not turkish ammo (I've had really bad luck in the past with turkish ammo)

Does anyone know what this is ? I've had it for about 4 years and I'm sure I knew what it was when I bought it but just forgot,
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Old 12-21-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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It's not on a list of headstamps that a friend of mine gave me years ago. The list had a web address on it but it didn't work on google just now. Try doing a google search on cartridge collecting.

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Old 12-21-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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Sound like Turkish stuff to me. I've had pretty good luck with it. Jon
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Old 12-21-2006, 06:12 PM   #4
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What headstamp did the Turkish ammo that you had trouble with have?

I've shot a lot of Turkish with no problems...

In terms of the original question, what country has a crescent moon and star on it's national flag?

Turkey, of course...

And the rest of what you say about the headstamp screams 'Turkish' to me, too...

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Old 12-21-2006, 06:19 PM   #5
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It sounds turkish to me.
I found 1935 Turk in Blue bandoliers. Actually shot better then the mid 40s turk i bought.
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Old 12-21-2006, 06:22 PM   #6
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:07 PM   #7
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I've got a butt load of 38 and 39 turkish that I've never had a problem with, shoots great through my M48.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:47 AM   #8
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sounds like the turk I shoot,, corrosive as a "muddy feltcher" but 3" groups at 100 yards from a turk mauser
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Old 12-22-2006, 07:39 AM   #9
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Default 7.9 flintlock

yup ot's turkish alright.
Actually I think the bad ammo I had before was egyption or arabic or something.

It was like,
Click, one mississippi,2 mississippi,..... BOOM!

I guess turkish mausers got a bad rep from the $19.99 turkish mausers we used to see in the bargin barrell at gun shows.
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Old 12-23-2006, 07:50 PM   #10
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I used to pull the bullets on my corrosive turkish ammo and load them with new components. Hell I was getting 1000 rounds for $40, you cant buy bullets that cheep. Anyway once reloaded with good components they shoot very accurate.
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