Folded ammo 1


#1

From left to right, three folded 223 :
36 mm long, metal case, one pinrivet in case, no hstp
36 mm long, metal case, no pin, no hstp
25 mm long, plastic case, hstp : 1976

  1. Why the difference with the pin ?
    From the 2 metallic ones which one is the scarcest ?
  2. the plastic case if I remeber well is a commemorative, isn’t it ?
    Thanks
    JP


Some US (I think) Experimental-what are they?
#2

I have lots of folded ammo on Auctionarms.com with descriptions.


#3

[quote=“jean-pierre”]From left to right, three folded 223 :
36 mm long, metal case, one pinrivet in case, no hstp
36 mm long, metal case, no pin, no hstp
25 mm long, plastic case, hstp : 1976

  1. Why the difference with the pin ?
    From the 2 metallic ones which one is the scarcest ?
  2. the plastic case if I remeber well is a commemorative, isn’t it ?
    Thanks
    JP

The plastic one having hs FA 1976? If yes it’s one from set of dummy cartridges produced by GTC. My guess it’s commemorative cartridge.


#4

CORRECT . FA and ICCA headstamps were for commemorative sets. A very few were loaded rounds. See my listings on www.Auctionarms.com for more info.


#5

Hello !
Does it mean the plastic one is a commemorative ctge of an EXISTING round ?

JP


#6

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Hello !
Does it mean the plastic one is a commemorative ctge of an EXISTING round ?
JP[/quote]

To my knowledge none of folded cartridges were officially trialed. So it seems all U-shaped cartridges were concept cartridges. But maybe fire fixture were designed for proof those cartridges concept but I do not know any weapon system designed for folded ammo. Maybe CSAEOD may add more details.


#7

Just to add that I seem to remember seeing the plastic ones in red, white, and blue.