Experimental all-plastic 12-gauge


#1

I used to know what this was, about 15 years ago. But now my old brain can’t remember. I think it’s fairly well known and may be by Winchester. Help, please.


#2

Lage Patent


#3

Pete; That was exactly what I needed. A quick search of “Lage” at FreePatentsOnline brought up U.S. patent #4,233,903, November 18, 1980, by Federick A. Lage of Gladbrook, Iowa with drawings and everything else you would want to know about this strange shotshell. Thanks!


#4

Mel, it was made by Farmer Bros. Mfg. Co./Lage Uniwad Co., the same company that made the Uniwad, a shotshell plastic wad well known to reloaders; in fact, you can see an example of the Uniwad inside the case.

Also, there is a variant having a base with 8 cavities instead of 12.

Regards,

Fede