I would like to have some information about this 44 S&W Special because the bullet is special to me.
The round is made by Remington, and appears to be a lead hollow point projectile.
The part stamped with “H” looks like a .22 LR or .22 short cartridge (maybe even live as it has no strike mark) pushed into the hollow point of the round.
I believe the H headstamp is Winchester.
Considering the .44 S&W cartridge is made by Remington and the other stamp on the tip is Winchester (I think) it is most likely homemade. Or like mentioned a .22 cartridge pushed into the tip of a hollow point.
Hamish is right Remington (probably factory hollow point) some one has inserted a Winchester brand (Henry was Oliver Winchesters shop foreman) .22 blank in to.
There is a US patent that covers this, it is the Mead Patent dated Dec, 10th 1872 # 133,714 which predates this .44 Special example by, I would guess close to or perhaps more than 100 years.
Found on older period cartridges with either plain or headstamped blank variations (depends on which & in what) it is a legitimate variation.
my current sale (#17, lot 25) has a M-1865 Maynard loaded with a Mead patent bullet
Vickers59, what you have here someone trying to make an explosive bullet, which is what the Mead patent covered.
Made some of these many years ago when I was doing some metallic silhouette handgun shooting . Shot fairly well and marked impact with a puff of white smoke.
Thank you for this information.