Argentine Geco B.M.D. Shotshell


#1

I thought some of you may like this B.M.D. brand shotshell made for Geco in Argentina.


#2

Hi Fede,

Thank you very much for sharing this one!!
Can you give us an idea about the age of this one?

many thanks

rené


#3

Hi Fede,

Great picture.
Lars


#4

Hi René and Lars, I don’t know the exact date but Geco had an agency in Buenos Aires since 1920, established a factory in 1924 and was liquidated in 1945. Also, this trademark was registered in Argentina on October 23, 1930, so I assume this would give an approx. date.

Regards,

Fede


#5

Hi Fede,

Very nice, as always thanks for sharing. Is there any relationship to this one? It looks like I may have only recorded the head stamp on this one as I have no side views, sorry. I also have Geco on RWS and RWS/Rottweil head stamp?

Regards,
Mike.


#6

Mike, this one looks like a typical all-brass shotshell for Berdan primer made by Gustav Genschow & Co. A.G. in Germany. Is not related to Argentina.

Regards,

Fede


#7

Perhaps this little one was made by Geco Fede?
Topwad is white with a black “5”.


#8

Pete, yes, it was made by Geco for “La Porteña” gunstore owned by Alfredo Gottling, successor to Juan Canedo. Regards, Fede.