45 Schofield with UMC slf lube bullet


#1

Just picked up a 45 Schofield with a UMC self lube bullet. Has no head stamp but a typical UMC head. Did not realize UMC started the self lube bullets that early. What’s the timeline on them?
Gourd


#2

Gourd, according to the authoritative sounding author of the penultimate post in a previous thread on this topic, viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14194, the original patent was dated June 13, 1893. I don’t know in what order various calibers first came out. The 1896 UMC catalog illustrates the 32 S&W, 32 S&W Long, 38 S&W and 44 S&W Russian. Only the 32 S&W Long is listed in the 1899 catalog.
Rich


#3

Hey Gordo, I bet you’ve never been called authoritative before. ;-)

Rich, I had to look up the definition of penultimate. I admit that it doesn’t mean what I thought it did. I like it. I’m going to start using it.

Ray