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8mm Mauser
« on: December 11, 2022, 09:04:32 AM »
I recently began shooting a Persian Mauser my wife bought for me some years ago.  I have 150 gr, 170 gr, and 200 gr. spitzers on hand, and am mainly looking to duplicate the military load.  Any advice out there would be highly appreciated :)

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2022, 09:21:44 AM »
See if you can find Mil Spec for Persian ammo and load as close to that as possible including bullet weight so the load shoots to the sights.
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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2022, 04:10:29 PM »
The Persian surplus I can recall was loaded to the German s.S Patrone specs: a 198gr spitzer at ~2,500 fps from a 24" barrel. 
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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2022, 08:52:35 AM »
Thanks- my Cartridges of The World had a 150 gr. going 2850 fps

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2022, 03:30:25 PM »
Another question for more knowledgeable folks... I've got the thing disassembled, is that a linseed oil finish?  Right now I've got some lemon oil on it- should I do something else?

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2022, 05:37:33 PM »
I like Skidmores Wood Preservative its same product as the Leather Preservative.
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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2022, 08:44:14 AM »
had to go into town yesterday, so I picked some of that up- thanks for the heads up :D

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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2022, 10:25:52 AM »
Likely non-boiled linseed oil, aka has had no driers added, will harden but can take years.   Most common military wood finish gave decent protection, cheap because it was a by-product of the linen industry.  Stocks were put in a vat of it that was hot for a hour or so.  (AKA it wasn't boiled, adding the metallic driers required it being boiled, hence the names.)   Boiled is what us that use it for finish use, with a lot of work boiled is the prettiest walnut finish out there.   Takes one or two months to do it right do most people use Tung or others.
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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2022, 11:16:03 AM »
Likely non-boiled linseed oil, aka has had no driers added, will harden but can take years.   Most common military wood finish gave decent protection, cheap because it was a by-product of the linen industry.  Stocks were put in a vat of it that was hot for a hour or so.  (AKA it wasn't boiled, adding the metallic driers required it being boiled, hence the names.)   Boiled is what us that use it for finish use, with a lot of work boiled is the prettiest walnut finish out there.   Takes one or two months to do it right do most people use Tung or others.


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Re: 8mm Mauser
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2022, 09:04:17 AM »
You are probably familiar with Persian Mausers, if not, they are generally in real good condition (most were never fired, as I understand it).  Anyway, the finish is a real glossy one- something that just doesn't look like a linseed oil finish to me- Going from what you have written (soaked an hour in non boiled linseed oil) and from my own experience (I have quite a few rifles from that era) I am just not sure it is a linseed finish.

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