45 auto - help


#1

Hello.
Does anyone know who the manufacturer is?
Any information that can be given about this ammunition is appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

Martin


#2

That round was sold by Centennial Arms, who if my memory serves me
(for once!) was based in Chicago. I don’t know who made the brass
cases, but they were almost certainly loaded by AMRON. There is an
identical round - same bullet, same headstamp font - but with “AMRON”
at the at the 11:00 to 1:00 o’clock position on the cartridge head.

JLM


#3

Thank you John (gracias amigo - grazie amico!!!)


#4

De nada Martin. No hay de que. (Prego!)

John


#5

Hi Martin and John,

This cartridge with “45 AUTO” only headstamp was also offered by Amron in their own boxes. Side panels are marked: “45 AUTOMATIC HEMI 180 GRAIN”.

Saludos,

Fede


#6

Fede - any chance you could send photos of the box? I knew
both were end products of AMRON, but I don’t seem to have the
boxes. Unfortunately, my .45 boxes have far overrun my facilities
to store them so they can be quickly found.

John M.


#7

Thanks Fede!!


#8


#9

John, this is the box:

45%20Auto%20HEMI%20180%20grain%20-%201
45%20Auto%20HEMI%20180%20grain%20-%201b
45%20Auto%20HEMI%20180%20grain%20-%201c
45%20Auto%20HEMI%20180%20grain%20-%201d

Saludos,

Fede


#10

Fede - Muchisimas gracias, amigo mio.

dArtagnan - Thanks for posting the picture of the headstamps. I have forgotten about Browning (the early ones, not the current ones with the confusing animal head outline on the headstamp). I believe the first Browning rounds, at least in 9 mm and .45, were from Amron as well. Later, from Winchester.

John Moss


#11

Hi, Does the Browning .45 auto cartridge in your photo also have a hemispherical 180 gr. JHP bullet? Thanks, Bill.


#12

Two samples of each: BROWNING both 230gr FMJ; AMRON one 230gr FMJ, one 185gr semi-wadcutter; plain one 230gr FMJ, one Hemi. In fact, before you asked, I hadn’t even noticed it was a Hemi bullet. My AMRON box appears to be the same as Fede illustrates, except the end flaps read:
45 AUTOMATIC
185 GR. SEMI W. C.
MATCH GRADE
All 50 cartridges are headstamped AMRON (over) 45 AUTO.


#13

Thank you very much, DArtagnan. Bill