Hansen Cartridge Company

What ever happened to Hansen, as I haven’t seen a box of their ammunition for a very long time. What I have seen under that brand was stuff imported from Yugoslavia. I had understood that there was some connection with an antique arms dealer. I remember there was a cover picture of Hansen ammo on one of the earlier editions of COTW.

Jay Hansen ran the company out of Connecticut, and he used to come to some East Coast gun and cartridge shows. Various financial situations apparently ended the business. You will find Hansen ammo from both Israel and Yugoslavia. A couple of veteran IAA members used to work with/for him.

It was featured on both covers of COTW, 7th edition.

All the way back in 1993


Some image of Hansen Company 5.56, whit IK markings

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I bought two boxes of these at a gun show yesterday at eight dollars a box is it only two boxes he had

Continuing the discussion from Hansen Cartridge Company:

I just bought 10 boxes of 55grn .223 for 50.00 at my local gun store. ![15658933995926821822577498170818|690x1419](upload://gurgm4ZTgllKWNLV0zZvMB3s1L.j

I came across some HCC ammunition in an range box of mine, made in Yugoslavia. If I recall correctly, HCC was one of my favorite target ammunitions to shoot. I reckon ol Hansen just couldn’t compete with Armscor

As mentioned some ammunition was made in Yugoslavia, when the war took place he lost a all the production still stored their and the ability to manufacture more. The money he lost was A LOT. He still has an antique gun retail outlet in Conn.
Photo of Jay (long pants) & I at the UMC / Remington Bridgeport Conn. shot tower ca 1991 next to Peters shot gun shell loading machinery that had not yet been moved to AK.


Haven’t aged a day Pete!

yeah, sure Dave