While going through some of my stuff which has been packed away for over 20 years, I ran across four boxes of C-I-L .38 Special 148 grain full wadcutter target ammunition, in brown and yellow boxes. I remember buying ten or so of these boxes very cheaply at a flea market back in the late 1970s. I note the boxes have the child warning printed on them, dating them from no earlier than the early 1960s. The headstamps are DOMINION. So, when did C-I-L quit making ammunition? I seem to remember reading that Valcartier (IVI) took over the C-I-L ammunition operations, but I don’t know when.
Back then I was a 3-gun bullseye shooter, and I did shoot up most of this C-I-L ammunition at that time. I do remember that the cases had a propensity to split upon firing, either the first time on on the first reload.