I know the guy and his compagny which was located 5 km from my home.
A very small compagny, because the guy was working alone.
More closer than a garage shop than what we can call a business.
I met the guy two or three times, the last one being when he stopped business and I bought his whole remaining staff.
It was during the eighties.
What was he doing ?
- shotshells loaded with plastic balls full of red painting (tomark people in the demonstrations
- shotshells with rubber balls
- 22 long ctges with an aluminium insert coming from Prometheus pellets for air guns
- small other gadgets like a CS electric primered bomb to use in a car
When he started to sell his 22 LR ctges with aluminium insert, he used to bought Stinger rounds and just change the label on the plastic boxes !
After some complaints (from the compagny I think), he switched to Fiocchi ammo and used his own paper boxes (like the own you show)
Please note I am talking about aluminium insert, not exposed lead tip.
Never heard of that !
Regarding other calibers, he showed me some ctges , including 223 ones.
But I repeat, this guy was acting like somebody making experiments in his garage and I am sure he dindn’t have authorization to make or sell ammo except 22 LR and 12 gauge ctges (which were calibers you need no paper in these times).
If I remember well he sent some samples to ammo magasines like Cibles , AMI, and so on, because it was very fashiobnable in these days to make comparaisons tests with different ammo : THV, Arcane, KTW and so on
The ctges you can find in calibers other than 22 LR are exactly the same you can make yourself in your garage.