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I got a bag of this from my local gunshop and have no idea what it is. The 3 pictured were misfires left in the bag. I won't chamber a round until I find out what it is and pull a few down and see what is inside. Any help appreciated.

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Egypt, 1957. Don't know anything about its shootability, other than it's most likely corrosive.
 

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Egyptian 8mm

It isn't great, but it isn't terrible either, like the Bulgarian 8mm which is awful. This will have some duds, but all in all good ammo w/ corr. berdan priming.
 

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Egyptian 8mm.

Super corrosive, but good shooting ammo other than that. Don't ever let the sun set on the gun without cleaning it, though, this stuff really really is corrosive!
 

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How much did you get?

This stuff is mostly gone now, but I've got a little set back. Shot most of it up in Maxims, worked great- and no gas system, fairly simple cleaning. I've got a Hakim and an FN49, which shot this stuff in the service, and I'm planning to save my last to shoot in them- probably only in the 49,as I can get to all of its gas system easily.
 

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Thanks for the help. I clean all my surplus rifles with corrosive ammo in mind. It's not that hard and isn't worth the risk. I have just one small bag so I will probably set it aside just for show and tell. The misfires that came in the bag i will pull the bullets and powder and try them in new primed brass. Thanks again.

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