7 Penna ctge


#1

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


#2

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


#3

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


#4

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


#5

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

Aluminium cases with the Penna mark around the base also exist

quote]

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


#6

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


#7

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?


#8

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


#9

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.”


#10

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