Was at a flea market the other day and found an old wooden shell box (500ct) that the seller had divided and dumped miscellaneous 12, 16 & 20 gauge shells in. He had his treasurers marked at .50 each but offered me the whole thing for $80 but I didn’t want all the junk he had. Did find two that interested me, although I usually don’t collect non-USA specimens.
The Eley-Kynoch caught my eye because of the SG marking, which was new to me. I had no idea the SG would stand for Special Goose (according to some sources??). Some sources say these were purchased by the British Government and issued to the Home Guard but others say those hulls were green and these are not. It was also mentioned that the Special Goose was a popular hunting load so I assume that this specimen is probably not from the War but post 1945. I have not found a description of what size the shot actually are but I suspect something like our BB size.
The Juno was just interesting, since I have nothing like it. Cool primer and the hand marked topwad was interesting. The cup seems very thin and split in several place. I suspect these were made after WWII, probably thru the Communist regime.
If anyone wants to improve my knowledge of these, it would be appreciated.