.22 LR steel case?


#1

Similar to my question about aluminum cased .22 LR, was there ever much steel cased .22 LR produced? I only know of some Russian lacquered steel cased .22 LR that came into the US a few years back.

Any others? Copper plated or clad steel cases?

AKMS


#2

Remington produced some 22 LR steel cased ammunition about WW2…Index No. R17L…they were copper clad…I used to have a couple of full boxes…

Randy


#3

Here’s some of the Russian stuff. Oily cases required rolling in a rag before use. Not of the highest quality.


#4

Yes, these are some of the ones I’ve seen. Also have seen some that came in the standard sized “spam can” and appeared to be more like a military issue item. Anectodtal reports suggest this ammunition was hit-or-miss in the reliability department…

AKMS


#5

Several companies look at steel cases in the past. I have a 22 short by CCI, 22 long and long rifle by Federal (Zn and Cu washed), 22 LR by RWS, A cu washed 22 LR with an unidentified “G” headstamp (Gevelot?) and several different unheadstamped LR’s (Russian). I’m sure there’s more both commercial and experimental.

Paul


#6

AKMS

These came out of a spam can. If memory serves, 5000(case) for $99. A deal at the time. Except for the quality issue. Reason I still have a brick + a few boxes from the “other” brick. Too messy, as well. Might be that some of the oil used for rust prevention seeped into the hull, effecting the charge and/or primer, resulting in poor performance. On the upside, the hulls haven’t rusted.


#7

A box from 1938 used by the German army.


#8

And a box from 1943.


#9

Dutch,

What are the headstamps of the cartridges in the '43 & '38 boxes? Are the cases copper washed?

Thanks
Paul


#10

[quote=“Rimfire”]Dutch,

What are the headstamps of the cartridges in the '43 & '38 boxes? Are the cases copper washed?

Thanks
Paul[/quote]

Jep, CWS

Rgds


#11

OK Rick, I’ll bite, what are those chargers (stripper clips) with what looks like 7.62x51mm cartridges. Do the clips and cartridges belong together, what is the cartridge headstamp and are the clips marked?

gravelbelly


#12

Gravelbelly - Let’s see if I am right. Those clips look like 7.92 x 57 mm Mauser clips. You could find the same combination in my shooting stuff because the only 7.62 x 51 (.308) rifle I have left is a Czech VZ 24 Mauser converted from 7.92 x 57 to 7.62 x 51 in Israel, and it is a shooter for me. I have a bunch of Mausers because I like them, but I don’t collect them. I think Israel made some strippers with both calibers marked on them. I don’t recall, but sure I had something like that in my collection of Mauser strippers when I had it. I remember those being steel, though, but could be wrong.

John Moss


#13

Gravelbelly

7.62 X 51 h/s - LC 65
non-magnetic, unmarked stripper clip

Don’t recall how they came to be in my stuff. Am guessing they were in a bandoleer. Used to shoot up a lot of this stuff. My guess is this was for the M14.

Rick


#14

That clip/charger looks identical to the ones my 1930’s and 1940’s Turkish 7,9 Mauser ammunition came packed in. I found them to be of poor quality and insubstantial in use. They all went into the brass scrap bucket and the ammunition was repacked into better quality 2-piece Turk and Yugo clips/chargers…

AKMS


#15

I think AKMS is right about the Turkish 7.9 connection. I have a couple of bandoleers with them and these exact same clips. Can’t explain the LC65s being in them.