Exotic US commercial (custom?) 9x19 loads - pix


#1



A pal sent some pics of these type rounds to me asking if these are real or “computer fakes” ? They look real to me but “computer enhanced”.

Anyone know ?


#2

I have no clue, but they are interesting. Maybe someone is making "Bullet Jewelry? I am very curious myself.


#3

Well, think I have seen people carrying them in their belts on CSD.


#4

cobb - is your buddy in Indiana by any chance? Those photos look very familiar!

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#5

These pics were posted here before (I think it was here anyway). It was said that they were real.


#6

Pal is from new york…real ?? any info ?


#7

Yes pics of these were posted on the old forum, and IIRC Lew Curtis is the man to ask as he knows the history of them. Going strictly from memory I believe Lew said a fellow had made them as something of a hobby.


#8

I have some of these. Made by a guy with a funny and unclear background who knew a lot about ammo. Lived way out west and was only a pseudo collector. Never an IAA member. He went over to Iraq in some kind of job-had that kind of background apparently- about 2+ years ago, and than disappeared. He has been declared dead and his stuff—lots of exotics—some he made and some are real exotic experimentals—his real interest, have been disposed of but I don’t know where. They are legit in that they exist and I don’t believe they were made for collectors. I got mine for very simple trades. I never knew his name, only his email handle and email address. I sent the ammo to a third party who forwarded it to him!!! Now you know what I know, but the ones I have look just like the ones in the photo, in fact I think a couple of mine are the items in the photo!!!
Very little help I know but there it is… Lew


#9

Thank you ! VERY INTERESTING ! I thought they were real rounds but were colored on a computer.

Are they just regular type rounds or are they AP,some have that look.