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glen avon
05-07-2006, 11:38 AM
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superhondaz50
05-07-2006, 2:50 PM
I went down and took a look at the M95. It was pretty nice, usual surplus rifle look. If I wasnt so in debt I would have bought one. What do you think the chances are of finding one with nazi marks on it?

VeryCoolCat
05-07-2006, 2:56 PM
I wouldn't count it out but its the 98 model that was the nazi era weapon. Though most of the orig nazi rifles were destroyed after the war to prevent an insurgency.

You can still buy 8mm Mauser ammo nazi stamped.

highspeed11
05-07-2006, 3:20 PM
Looks nice. I think this is the one, posted about several weeks ago. How's the availability for the ammo, 8x56R?

Mssr. Eleganté
05-07-2006, 3:44 PM
What do you think the chances are of finding one with nazi marks on it?

These rifles where all built well before the Nazi's took over in Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria. They probably weren't even refurbished during the Nazi era because they were not a first line weapon. So I don't think any of them have Nazi markings on them. The Austrian surplus 8x56R ammo however was made during the Nazi era and does have the Nazi eagle on the headstamp.


How's the availability for the ammo, 8x56R?

SOG still lists it as available on their web site...

http://www.southernohiogun.com/ammo.html

You should probably try to get as much as you can because it most likely won't be easy to find in the future. Buffalo Arms sells reloading components for this caliber as well as newly manufactured Hornaday ammo. It is pricey though.

buffybuster
05-07-2006, 6:46 PM
In addition to the scarcity of reloadable brass and data, the 8X56R is NOT the standard 8mm bullet diameter of .323". It has a rather unique .329" groove diameter barrel. Standard .323"- 8mm bullets skip down the barrel. Either you can buy swaging dies and swage .338" bullets down or I believe Hornady is markets some 206gr bullets in .329" dia, but I haven't seen any yet.

superhondaz50
05-07-2006, 7:03 PM
What do you think the chances are of finding one with nazi marks on it?

The only reason I asked was because I saw an M95 at one of my local shops that had a bunch of nazi proofs on it. Was selling for $399, should have bought it!

Mssr. Eleganté
05-07-2006, 7:24 PM
The only reason I asked was because I saw an M95 at one of my local shops that had a bunch of nazi proofs on it. Was selling for $399, should have bought it!

You might need to ask that question on one of the M95 or straight-pull specific forums at Gunboards or Parallaxbill's. Those guys would have a lot more info about that. The M95 was used in Nazi Germany (Austria), so I suppose one could have been rearsenalled and stamped at some time. It may even have been common. But there are also a lot of people stamping fake Nazi proof marks on stuff. I've heard that this latest batch of M95's came out of Bulgaria and that's also where the fake Nazi stamped Star Model B pistols came from.

Before you spend that much on an M95 you should get some real expert advice.

superhondaz50
05-07-2006, 9:13 PM
ya ive heard of people fake stamping guns before. I would definetly ask an expert before buying anything.

kenc9
05-07-2006, 10:07 PM
Gunboards in the collectors forum for starts, someone there will know.

-ken

glen avon
05-08-2006, 7:59 AM
my advice is to forget about collecting or looking for nazi stuff as there is sooooo much counterfieting. just buy a shooter M95 from Big 5.