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Does anyone know about the full brass cartridges they used in Amercan Prisons back in the day? Weirdest looking case I EVER saw! It was necked down from a 10g to12g and had a resess around the primer(for a 3 click firing mech I think :oops: )
 
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leeindy said:
what are these fired threw?
As it says, Top 10ga: 10ga stepd down to 12ga They are not custom rounds,As far as I know they were used In The American prison system sorry no photos of the rear but they R USMC rounds...lil help....
 
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Re: Full Brass For ShotGuns? Check It Out....

Does anyone know wat these are ? Its starting to fell like a thorn in My side :x , The ones at the top NOT the bottom row....
 
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well,well. i got one years ago at a ducks unlimited dinner as the booby prize from a raffle. the most expensive ammo i ever bought, $20.00. it has a cardboard roll top crimp, with a gold DU on it.can't tell you whats on the bottom of the casing, can't find the g.d. thing. 12 ga. , no idea what shot size. i was told thats the way all shot shells used to be.o.k. first and only all brass shell i ever saw. otherwise i don't know squat about them. pblsyd
 
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pblsyd said:
well,well. i got one years ago at a ducks unlimited dinner as the booby prize from a raffle. the most expensive ammo i ever bought, $20.00. it has a cardboard roll top crimp, with a gold DU on it.can't tell you whats on the bottom of the casing, can't find the g.d. thing. 12 ga. , no idea what shot size. i was told thats the way all shot shells used to be.o.k. first and only all brass shell i ever saw. otherwise i don't know squat about them. pblsyd
A Bobby prize! thanx pblsyd :cool:
 

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USMC experimented with brass 12 ga ctg in Viet Nam because the paper ctg was prone to swelling. The full brass still required to be wiped down w/oily rag to avoid corrosion. They only lasted a short while before they were replaced with the plastic ctg which was becoming commercially available around that time. Military has used plastic ever since. I have some 12 ga 00 Buck from the early 70s that is still useable. It's Federal plastic.

Oh, and the Russians also had a full-brass 12 ga round, but I know nothing about it. Also, S&B (Czech) made them for the military years ago, as well.

Now I have a curiosity of my own. I found a full brass .410 case in the desert, a few months ago. It has no brand on the headstamp, only "410" and nothing else. I had never heard of a full-brass .410 round before.
 
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gunrnr said:
USMC experimented with brass 12 ga ctg in Viet Nam because the paper ctg was prone to swelling. The full brass still required to be wiped down w/oily rag to avoid corrosion. They only lasted a short while before they were replaced with the plastic ctg which was becoming commercially available around that time. Military has used plastic ever since. I have some 12 ga 00 Buck from the early 70s that is still useable. It's Federal plastic.

Oh, and the Russians also had a full-brass 12 ga round, but I know nothing about it. Also, S&B (Czech) made them for the military years ago, as well.

Now I have a curiosity of my own. I found a full brass .410 case in the desert, a few months ago. It has no brand on the headstamp, only "410" and nothing else. I had never heard of a full-brass .410 round before.
Thanx gunrnr ;) so they are rare?
 
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the US Army issued full brass in WWI for the same reason. the paper shells swelled and wouldn't cycle after being exposed to rain or damp conditions. i have never seen an example though.
 
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