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  • DaveBob
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    Re: Luger and Broomhandle ammo

    Thanks for all the replies. Here's a really detailed reference as well.

    http://www.1896mauser.com/ammo.htm

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    Re: Luger and Broomhandle ammo

    Here is some info on 7.62 Mauser and 7.63 ToK

    http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/i...p/t-70203.html

    Ammo is available at Midway...the PriviPartizan is excellent.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=559734


    Check Point Charlies is also a good place to find C96 gear.
    http://www.checkpointcharlies.com/
    Last edited by mgjohn; March 20th, 2010, 21:14.

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  • DaveBob
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    Re: Luger and Broomhandle ammo

    I saw somewhre (wish I remembered where) that the current 7.63 x 25 for the Tokarov was to hot to use but that the older military was OK. It does chamber with out difficulty. Maybe tie it to a tree and try? ;-)

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  • jefferson101
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    Re: Luger and Broomhandle ammo

    Originally posted by DaveBob View Post
    Bought some 7.62 x 25 ammo marked 63 on one side and 33 on the other , military issue. Is it safe to use in a Mauser Broomhandle ? Told it was not for for auto, which should have had black around the primers. Safe to use?
    No. Absolutely not safe.

    7.62x25 is for the Russian Tokarev pistol. It'd be major overpowered for the Mauser, even assuming that it would chamber in the first place. I'm thinking the cartridge would be too long for the magazine or chamber, but again, I'm working off the top of my head, and it's been a fair number of years since I've even seen any of the .30 Mauser ammo.

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  • DaveBob
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    Re: Luger and Broomhandle ammo

    Bought some 7.62 x 25 ammo marked 63 on one side and 33 on the other , military issue. Is it safe to use in a Mauser Broomhandle ? Told it was not for for auto, which should have had black around the primers. Safe to use?

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    Re: Luger and Broomhandle ammo

    To add to that 7.62x25 is basicly the same as 7.63 Mauser. Some Lugers will not properly cycle with US loaded 9 mm, it is not loaded hot enough for them. 9MM is NOT 9 Kutz, 9x18 or 9 mm short (380).

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  • jefferson101
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    Re: Luger and Broomhandle ammo

    First off, this is all coming straight off the top of my head, so confirm it elsewhere before you start loading magazines.

    7.63 is .30 Mauser.

    7.65 is .32

    9mm is, as you surmised, 9mm Parabellum. (9x19, 9mm Luger, or whatever.)

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  • DaveBob
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    Luger and Broomhandle ammo

    Could someone explain the differences between .30 Mauser, 7.63, 7.65, and 9mm ammo (I presume this is regular 9mm "luger/parabellum" ammo)? Thanks.
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