Like everyone I have a few side hustles - new ordnance doesn’t pay for itself. Among these I occasionally pick up large quantities of loose ammunition, which I filter through, sort and then make a final disposition - scrap, stockpile, etc. The best part of this is the sorting process, as the ammo comes from all over the State, and in every group “treasures” are buried within, just waiting to be dug out. Unfortunately many of the treasures I cannot tell from the junk, and so I could occasionally use some assistance before I destroy or pass off some thing interesting.
I nearly always pull out a few rimfires (.32 to 56-50) and have found titfire, lipfire, explosive rounds, a few military experimentals - you get the idea. Of course the overwhelming majority are common pieces, mixed in with large quantities of reloads, corroded items etc.
From the latest batch I have a few questions. They are likely reloads, but the quality is pretty good and I thought it might be worth asking if they have been seen before.
The first is a 9mm, case is marked 9mm Luger +P R-P. the primer is marked with an H F. The projectile is a gold colored hollowpoint, and appears to have a metal disk internal to the hollow point.
The second is either toy ammo, a commemorative, etc. It appears to be a shortened .38 SPL case, with a long hard rubber HP bullet. It has a headstamp marked "Bear River. Does anyone have any info on it?