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 )
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....leeindy said:what are these fired threw?
A Bobby prize! thanx pblsydpblsyd 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
Thanx gunrnr so they are rare?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.