.499 lwr


#1

I have 2 different headstamps, what is that right one?


#2

Do you mean which is correct, or who made the one on the right side?


#3

Left is correct, yes, but what is that other headstamp? Both are from normal .499 ammos.


#4

Saw both from boxes which came from the mfg. I don’t know the chronology on them, but believe both are from LWR.

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#5

There is a third headstamp for this caliber ammunition. I can’t post a picture, because the only one I have (I don’t collect this caliber) is from an article in another publication, and I don’t have their permission to use it. It is, however, “L-W R C .499” with the letters standing for "Leitner-Wise Rifle Company.

I think the different styles of headstamp probably simply denote several case makers, but I can’t identify them. I would guess that the one with the two lines is probably by Starline, but I have no positive information on that. I am trying to research it now, and if I get any results, I will post them on this thread.


#6

Unfortunately, my source had no information on the case makers of the other two headstamps. He did agree with my assessment that the one with lines is made by Starline. Sorry I couldn’t help more.


#7

Silver State Armory (SSA) has reportedly made .499 LWR brass and possibly even loaded cartridges for LWRC.


#8

Are the guns still being made? LWR had a management buy-out last year and now seem to be concentrating on making rifles in commercially-available calibres. There’s no mention on their website of the .499 or that 7.62mm PDW round they were working on.