.17 alton jones scorpion


#1

Can any one give me any information on Alton Jones who developed the .17 A.J. Scorpion and some others. Where did he live. What ewas the name of his company?


#2

The only info I have is on the .14 Jones and I’m assuming that this is Alton Jones if so it says he lived in Portland, Oregon.
Info from Handbook for Shooters & Reloaders Vol 2 by PO Ackley.
Simon


#3

Simon–Thanks for the information. Yes, that is the same Alton Jones. He is famious for the following: .14 Jones Express rimfire and the .145 A.J., .17 A.J. Scrorpion; .240 Rimless and .26 A.J. Pistol centerfires.


#4

Five of the Alton Jones cartridges are pictured with a short descriptive writeup (unfortunately, no info about Alton Jones) on my web page at;
oldammo.com/march04.htm
and below (I hope):


#5

I failed to mention that the first cartridge in the picture above is a .22 long rifle for comparison; the Alton Jones cartridges to its right in order are .14 Jones Express rimfire, .145 A.J., .17 A.J. Scorpion, .240 A.J. rimless, and .26 A.J. Pistol.


#6

Guy–Guess what. Your article and picture is where I got the list of A.J. Jones’ other cartridges that I referred to in my earlier post… I wish had all of his cartridges but the only ones I have are .14 Express Rimfire and the .17 Scorpion.


#7

Ron,
There’s supposed to be a .22 based on the .30 Carbine case which I don’t have, so my grouping is not yet complete either. There’s always something that needs to be found.