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Anyone run across this Norma ammo before? 15 round military style boxes marked FINLAND 7.92, "For sporting purposes" 174 grain soft point.
It's in a wood Military style crate, i don't know what vintage.
Heck, anyone know anything about the other 8mm round in the pic too?
tall narrow wood crate, "MkII" on the outside, 7.92 in 15 round boxes.
"K5" is the code for Brit 1943 .303 ammo...
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Finland never made 8mm Mauser during WW-2, they bought all they needed from Germany.
Norma is a commerical ammunition company in Sweden. Brittain and Canada made 8mm Mauser during WW-2 for tank machine guns.
In the postwar years, early Interarms had a deal going with a Finnish company to replace 8mm Mauser FMJ bullets with soft point, that ammo was postwar Czech.
 

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Thats some nice looking 8mm. All the Norma and Lapua factory ammo I have fired has seemed top of the line in performance.
 

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The ammo...

i have been informed the K5 ammo is indeed British, made for Tank MG's.
I broke the round down this morning. 1945 vintage, boat-tail with a modern looking powder.
The Norma is 1945 production soft point, i have not broken it down yet.
Interesting stuff.
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