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.410 aluminum ammo

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Snookassassin, Jun 16, 2009.

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  1. Snookassassin

    Snookassassin Member

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    A friend of mine has some very old .410 ammo and would like some info.
    He thinks the ammo is from WW2. The shells are made of aluminum and have red wax at the end. Maybe some sort of waterproof ammo.
    I would appreciate any info that you guys have.

    Thanks, Clif Adams
     
  2. colonel klink

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    I seen some a very long time ago & was told at the time that it was military.
    Supposedly, if you can believe the fella I was talking to, it was issued to pilots with a small folding single shot gun? Haven't seen any of that ammo in years & don't know for sure if what I was told is valid. Gotta believe someone on here will have an answer. Colonel
     
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    M6 Survival Gun.... Ithaca....USAF
     
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    221 is right. The aluminum cases are Vietnam era, not WWII, and were made for the M6.<br>
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    There have been all brass military .410 shells made, which are quite rare. Early all brass civilian cases have been made, and legend has it that the first .410 was a straight walled modification of the .44-40 shot cartridge, which had a longer case (the case extended all the way to where the tip of the bullet would be).
     
  5. AJKohler

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    You can still get brass .410 shells. Magtech makes brass shotshells in 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, and 32 gauges, plus .410 and 9.1mm. Price isn't bad, either. They use large pistol primers, if I recall correctly.

    Tony
     
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    They also used these in WW2, I acquired a box of these from a former b-24 crewman who served at that time. Hi Clif how are things with you? I saw the former Mary Ann Kramer last weekend. Do you Remember her from the Iowa City Gun Club? Charlie
     
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    I've got 4 boxes with 1960's dates.
     
  8. Snookassassin

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys. I was trying to get some info from my neighbor who knows nothing about guns and ammo but said he had a few items and would like to know what they were.

    He also had an old .410 pump and yes, it is a model 42.

    Hi Charlie, I'm doing pretty good. Business is pretty bad (I sell to the automakers) but otherwise all is OK. I should be drawing social security any way.

    I saw Mary Ann a few months ago at Silver Dollar. We had a good time reminiscing.
    Might see you at the Grand.

    Snookassassin, Clif Adams
     
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