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Peters Cartridge Co. / past history

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Fast Oil, Jul 24, 2012.

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  1. Fast Oil

    Fast Oil TS Member

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    http://www.forgottenoh.com/Peters/peters.html

    A very interesting web site on the history with pictures of the Peters Co. in Kings Mill Ohio
     
  2. The Stive

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    Thanks for the history of the Peters company. I remember shotgun shells with
    the name Remington-Peters on the box. John
     
  3. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    This is some ammo that survived all these years, the box on the right is marked 1941 the trapload is marked 1942 both box's are full, paper with overshot card.
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  4. Bob Hawkes

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    Those are nice Toolmaker. Remember the smell of the empty casings as a kid when you'd find them on the way to school,the paper cases, not quite that old though.
     
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    I like those Victor boxes. Has the advertisement "Rustless" on there. Can you explain that?
     
  6. GW22

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    Probbly means they don't rust and stuff.

    -Gary :p
     
  7. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    "Ruthless" means the primers are non corrosive. Another slogan was "non mecuric"
    many years ago ammunition Mfg's would mercury fulminate as a primer compound which was corrosive. You had to clean the ASAP when using this type of primer or it would start rusting fast. This compound also attacked brass cartridge cases which made them brittle.
     
  8. wireguy

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    Very interesting. The newspapers were bluntly honest back then. "Blown to bits"
     
  9. grntitan

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    Thanks TOOLMAKER.
     
  10. GW22

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    Getchu one on ebay, Boy!

    -Gary
     
  11. TOOLMAKER 251

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    This is what the front of the shells looked like, the ones with the roll crimp and over shot card are #4 game loads. The other 2 are trap loads with a star crimp and loaded with Hercules red dot powder, as advertised on the flap.
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  12. grntitan

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    I'll pass Gary. Besides, TOOLMAKER has me penciled in on his will for all the stuff his wife considers junk. LOL
     
  13. JohnR

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    TOOLMAKER, I've got several boxes with the Kings Mills address also, Thanks for the link Cy-Kick.


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  14. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Matt, like I told you before, when I bite the bullet you have to be at my place before Friday morning. That's trash pickup day.
     
  15. Big Heap

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    My dad told the story that in the 20's at Vandalia, Gus Parrot was the Peters "Pro". He had a trained goose with a blanket showing the Peters Logo draped over the goose and led the bird around the grounds on a leash. Very popular with the ladies and the little kids.
     
  16. eightbore

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    Gus Peret?
     
  17. 1oldtimer

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    I used Peters ammo in the late 1940's. It was the same as or similar to Remington at that time. Kinda like Winchester-Western.
    Clyde
     
  18. twoatloweight

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    TTT interesting....
     
  19. Steve-CT

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    Remington is remaking "Peters Target Loads" in the late '70s/early '80s style box. I bought two flats for the heck of it. They look like Blue STS shells with white print on them
     
  20. Big Jack

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    Steve, I think your refering to the shells that ended up being called the "Blue Tragics" They were preceded by the RXP's (good shells) if I remember right. The blue bombs were the reason remington switched to the green shells to overcome the stigma of too many shell seperations with "slugs" (shot & wads in the front half of the case) going downrange. The change worked too. the Greenies were around until the STS took over their market.

    Big Jack
     
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