7 Penna ctge

From left to right
Top row
7 x 28 R experimental
7 x 28 experimental
7 x 23
7x 23 (coating trial)
All these cases are lathe turned
Now the cases are normal ones made by Fiocchi with GFL 7 Penna hdtsp
7 x 23 dummy (case made by Fiocchi, armor piercing bullet)

Middle row
4 different aluminium bullet (the second one is hollow point)
normal tombac bullet

bottom row:
solid brass bullet made by a specialized company
lead bullet made by a specialized company
2 aluminium coated bullet (the second one is hollow point)

jp

Thanks for this. Are Fiocchi producing complete rounds or just cases?

Complete rounds I think (but I am not sure!)
jp

Yes, they produce loaded ammo that is sold by Penna

There are no guns on the market chambered for the Long variation, but 2 revolvers made by The.Ma. and chambered for the rimmed version are available on the italian market

Aluminium cases with the Penna mark around the base also exist

[quote=“Pivi”]Yes, they produce loaded ammo that is sold by Penna

Aluminium cases with the Penna mark around the base also exist

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Yes it is right
And also steel cases but these last ones were stopped because they didn’t work
jp

My Penna example has 7 Penna QS pencil etched on the side of the case. Bill

There is also an interesting promotional 7x23 case from early in the Penna’s days that has the website etched into the case:

Are those especially rare, or were there lots of those promotional dummies in Italy / Europe?

Matt,
I think that they were promotional dummies for european fairs like EXA and IWA

Most bullets that look like monolithic ones actually are lead bullets with a very thick brass coating

I have just checked with Fiocchi, who state that:

“Fiocchi Munizioni has produced some hundred thousand of 7 mm Penna primed cases with Fiocchi headstamp, but has never produced finished cartridges of this caliber.”

I can’t find the picture of the Fiocchi box. When I will find it I’ll post it here