.32 S&W Long Targetmaster


#1

Recent gunshow find… Full box headstamped “REM-UMC 32 S&WL”.



With the product code “R172” and stamped code “X13GNK320” I am thinking this box is from the second half of 1939.

Do I have that right?

Dave


#2

Interesting, I acquired a double handful of these loose cartridges a few years ago and didn’t know exactly what they were and when the were produced.


#3

Go to the Home Page, look up Ron’s excellant article on dating Rem Cartons. You can probably come up with a date. And, since that is an unusual box, maybe it could be added to the article?

Ray


#4

Ray,

I referenced Ron’s article as well as the wonderful catalog selection and Dick Fraser’s article on Remington codes in the Journal issue 469. While I thought the box style was more '50’s-ish, it seems all indications are that it is indeed pre-war and most likely from 1939.

From those resources we find:

-The “Rxxx” product code was not used after WWII. This load was item code 1332 after the war.
-The description “Sharp Shoulder” was last used in 1940 and later became “Wadcutter”.
-The stamped code indicates 1939, 1950 or 1961.

Still, thought I’d post pics of my new find and see if others were in agreement with the date of manufacture.

Dave