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What brand of shell is this?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bob Schultz, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Found this in a batch of OLD empties. Just wondered if anyone knows the brand.

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    Bob Schultz
     
  2. sterlingworth

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    I think,but Iam not 100% sure,Smith&wesson firearms. They had shells out in the 70's I think?
     
  3. mixer

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    Looks like a Smith & Wesson 12ga from the head stamp. Goes back a long ways.

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  4. Jawhawker

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    I agree with S & W.
     
  5. mixer

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    The F after the S. W. means it was made by Federal for S&W. If it was a P it was made by Peters.


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    I agree with the S&W. I remember them blue with a bright shiny silver base. I think they also had a 6 way crimp.
     
  7. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Smith and Wesson with steel base. The first steel based shell I used and the first to get stuck in my old 870TB. Shot ok but had to beat some of the empties out. I couldn't resize them and they wouldn't even let the old Wingmaster shut as reloads.
     
  8. Bob Schultz

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    Thanks! I had a box of empties that was in the corner of my reloading room for a while (long while...) and this was in there.

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    There were a bunch of these in there too...I'm going to have to clean out the reloading room more often!!

    Bob
     
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    Now those are some good ones Bob. The old one piece compression formed. I'm still loading some of those myself occasionally. I can tell that darker color and the little line around the brass of those old ones. Like these I'm using.
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    These are stamped S & W, except for the Alcan in the middle.
     
  12. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Thank you!

    Bob
     
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