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 Post subject: Odd 8mm conversion
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:55 pm 
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Odd caliber too = 7,95.
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I'm thinking this was one of the very last 8mm conversions. The serial # is at the end of the RA letter block but no RA prefix.

I can't verify the parts were all numbered at the same time... most are double struck, and the trigger guard has a bend in it from being numbered to the gun. Surely bubba wouldn't go for matching numbers on one of these?
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The receiver has been electro-pencil marked as is usual for this type, but stamped, as well.

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The stock is numbered to the gun but in a different size number and font.
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Here's an overall shot. I believe this is one of the very last 8mm conversions & left the plant as a TS action in a cav carbine stock. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Odd 8mm conversion
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:36 pm 
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Wouldn't that be the actual land diameter? I know on a lot of old German rifles they were stamped with the actual diameter. of that particular rifle

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 Post subject: Re: Odd 8mm conversion
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:12 am 
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Since these were made post war by speculators hoping to make a fast buck on leftover parts in the FNA arsenal they bought at spot market scrap metal prices, I feel this was wrongly marked by a piece work employee with no firearms experience.

I have examined actual hundreds of these and have never seen one marked "7,95" before. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Odd 8mm conversion
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:22 pm 
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Is the date right for that high of RA serial number?


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 Post subject: Re: Odd 8mm conversion
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:32 am 
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No. It's about 2 years off. I feel this was a worn out barrel that had been shelved in the arsenal that hadn't been scrubbed like so many we see.

It still looks like inexperienced employees were cleaning up and quickly assembling the last few 8mm conversions from parts on hand.

But there's no way to say for certain. I was glad to get it as a curiosity. Might even be in a book someday! ;) SW

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