Help ID a 57 Snider


Does anybody know the manufacturer on this headstamp? It is F.W.L. & Co. Any idea as to value would be appreciated also.

Thank you.


I have that maker as F.W. Lamplough, Montreal, 1904 - 1914, but have no info as to just who F.W. Lamplough was.

Thanks Guy.

That is 100% more information than I knew before.

Any idea on value???


Its a good one. Buttweilers Guide to Ammunition Prices has it listed three times, having sold in his auctions at $15, $20, and $27.50. Those are old auction results, 1989 or earlier. Who knows what it is worth now, but I’d guess it should be at least $25.

Thanks again, Guy. Now I can add some notes to my inventory database.


This was made by Dominion Cartridge Co. somewhere between 1903 and 1912. Frank Westrope Lamplough owned a wholesale hardware and cutlery company in Montreal from about 1902 until about 1936. Prior to that he was in business with Jame P. McNaughton.

Thanks Chris. Looks like I need to update my notes to say ‘made for’ rather than 'by.