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Old 06-19-2017, 06:24 AM
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A great friend has given me a funky little Mannlicher rifle in 8x56. I need a box of ammo to complete my good luck ... where could I find this ??? Been tough here in Lethbridge looking ... Thanks ..
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:05 AM
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You can try on-line sites like www.theammosource.com (aka SFRC) and tradeexcanada.com - both have 8mm Mauser ammunition listed.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:50 AM
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Bingo ... $45 plus UPS shipping ... Thank you ...
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:53 PM
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Things Military in Calgary might have some as well.

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Old 06-19-2017, 05:23 PM
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The brass if it's boxer to reload.....Harold
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:38 PM
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Be careful
8x56 mannlicher is not 8mm Mauser (8x57)
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:16 AM
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Thanks for the concern and PM... I know that there is a difference ... I would have easily found the 8x57 in this one horse town ...

Cheers !
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:35 PM
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Is this the 8x56mm M-S or 8x56mmR?
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:12 PM
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The rifle is a 1908 Mannlicher Schoenauer ... the calibre is 8x56 mm. That is how it is listed ...
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:18 PM
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I doubt if it is the 'R' version ...
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:03 PM
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You'll probably need the proper clips to go with it.

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Old 06-20-2017, 03:47 PM
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You'll probably need the proper clips to go with it.

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The Greek Mannlicher uses clips the 1908 uses loose Ammo with an internal magazine with a rotary lifter
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:44 PM
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There is an 8 x 56 R version, kinda sorta. I have a set of RCBS 8 x 54 Danish Krag Dies, and not showing that much wear surprisingly. I believe they are quite close to the 8 x 56 we are discussing. D.H.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:13 AM
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Of the gun and someone will ID it for you. Brass for 8x56R is available by PRIVI /Serbia and Hornady .8x56R can also be made from the Soviet 7.62x54R.8x56 MS can be made from 8x57 brass.The Steyr 95 straight pull bolt was used by Austria/Hungary and requires en-blockclips.The 8x56 MS has a spool magazine and most likely the classic butter knife bolt handle.Nazi marked /Austrian military ball shows up at gunshows periodically 8x56R.Let's see what you got first.....Harold
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Old 06-23-2017, 02:54 PM
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Thumbs up 8x56 mm

Spool magazine and butter knife handle ..
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:12 PM
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Data and brass resizing tips? Ken Waters Pet Loads.......Harold
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:54 PM
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Thank you. I shall check it out ... would, if I had my druthers, prefer a box of loaded ammunition. Might have to go the reloading route, however ..
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