"G" headstamp?


#1

I see mention in several listings of headstamp codes that Federal Cartridge Co. used a G as a headstamp. Does anyone have any further info such as when used and what cartridges or even a picture of an example? The cartridge I have is a .22bb blank with a indented G for the headstamp. Joe


#2

That actually may be the French manufacturer, Gevelot (or SFM)


#3

FullMetalJacket–It could also be Gambles Hardware. Federal made cartridges for them in the 1920’s. If you post a picture of the profile and the headstamp we can probably ID it for you. There are several “G” headstamps used on .22’s and 6mm Floberts, but each is a different style and so, for the most part are quite easy to tell apart.


#4


#5

Yep, looks like SFM to me.


#6

FullMetalJacket–Definitely Gevelot (SFM). Also, the cartridge is not a .22 blank. It is a 6mm Flobert Blank usually used in Starter Pistols.


#7

When I search for info on Gevelot, I find mention of raised headstamps. My cartridge in question has an impressed headstamp, does this still fit the criteria for the French cartridge maker?


#8

FullMetalJacket–Yes, Gevelot used both styles. The raised “G” is older.