.22 help please


#1

Hi all, in the process of moving 99% of my collection stuff moved. Been sorting .22 rounds. Please can you explain difference between one on left and the other normal .22 cartridges I know.

Case length- 16,5 mm
Rim dia is bigger and rim is thicker. The neck has a very sharp taper. All three have H head stamps.

Thanks,
J


#2

Photo is a bit fuzzy and dimensions would help, but the left cartridge looks most like a 22 Winchester Automatic for the Model 1903. Possible it is the Remington .22 Automatic cartridge.


#3

.22 Winchester Automatic was my first guess, also. I have three boxes… somewhere… if I can find them I will post a pic and measurements.


#4

Thanks, are they rare? I will have all my books and things unpacked by tomorrow night.


#5

Not especially rare as singles, in fact relatively common the Rem Auto in more uncommon than the Winchester… Boxes are somewhat uncommon. If a Winchester Auto by Winchester look for a small impressed “W” near the case mouth.


#6

I have never seen that, so… obvious questions:
How small a ‘W’? How close to case mouth? How much power do I need to see it with my bad eyes?
Thanks!


#7

Here is a W case mouth letter on a 22 Win Auto
w%2022%20win%20aute

Paul


#8

Did Winchester load the 22 Remington automatic? Jack


#9

Jack,

I’ve never seen a Winchester 22 Rem auto but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Western did manufacture them.

Paul


#10

Thanks Paul. Had to look really hard but I found a few. I have the following head stamps. H, diamond <>, D, P and U.


#11

Ah, thanks.
So, small ‘W’, hard to see, bad eyes, bigger loupe.
Got it!


#12

Remington loaded .22 Win Auto, but I have never seen a .22 Rem. Auto made by Winchester.
.22 Winchester auto is still being made today, just not by Winchester.