44 s&w r


#1

I have found this 44 S&W R:


The headstamp look like a “double”. What is this headstamp saying?


#2

Lars, the correct headstamp says Русскіи П. З. 44 and indicates manufacture by the Russian Cartridge Factory in Moscow.

Here is an earlier discussion of another cartridge with a clearer headstamp: iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopi … =8&t=17050

Regards,

Fede


#3

A very interesting headstamp as it seems to be overstamped. Unfortunately I can not read it propperly in this photo.


#4

Thanks Fede, and Alex your are right, I think also, that the headstamp is overstamped.


#5

m89, do you happen to have a scanner?
Maybe a high res scan of the hs will bring a more legible image?
I am really curious about the “2nd headstamp”.


#6

Okay Alex I will try to make a better picture, or I bring it to H.O.
Lars


#7

Lars and Alex, the original headstamp found in some of these cartridges is the dated style used by St. Petersburg (looks like П 9? 3). These overstamped cartridges by Р.П.З. can be found marked with the caliber or with a six-pointed asterisk. Regards, Fede.


#8

[quote=“m89”] …or I bring it to H.O.
Lars[/quote]

That sounds best :)


#9

That makes sense as for the digits. Now I wonder why this was done.