Alot of the world was "Soviet Friendly" but had NATO chambered weapons ( ie African rebel factions/Central american 'neestas etc.) Syrian, Bulgarian, and Czech factories made 7.62x51mm for these commies and any one else needing this caliber ammo.Thanks guys, I appreciate the help! Suppose I'll use it (if it chambers, haha!) and clean it very well when I'm not. My Israeli bore is pretty pristine so it would be a shame to ruin it.
Just curious, anyone know why Syria was making 7.62x51? I thought they were a Soviet client state? Did they use anything chambered for that round?