How NOT to collect and mark ammo!




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Vandalism.

You would want to be 100% sure of your identification. I cannot count how many times I had a round that I thought was one thing only to find out that it was something else completely.

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Definitely
If you really need ID, use sharpie, or something that wipes off in case of a mistake in the ID

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hello
even ink pen shouldn’t use on cartridges case ,it can damage the lacquer or even the brass
honestly never write on a cartridge ,but use an external identification system

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Put the special ones in a plastic tube

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For that you need and ‘engraver eraser’ tool - quite hard to find, uh huh.

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Savage - While it might be a touch overkill, there is such a tool. They’re called “grinders”. They give better results on plate 1/4" or more thick! (Disclaimer - please, guys, don’t even consider taking me seriously) :-)

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Yes, stencils are also no option! :-)

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Since 40+ years I mark my cartridges with ink, using a permanent marker. It can, even after such a long time, be removed with aceton, and without any trace. Of course with care for the lacquer.

hello
warning because you can “view” the damage in sun light
i don’t had material for taking good pictures but i had in the past some cartridges with indesirated marking even “removed” with aceton
even with aceton the marking is permanent

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Many times, the ink used in marking pens, and especially old India ink, will, over time, react with the cartridge case metal and even after the black ink is removed, a “ghost” of the writing remains. Attached is a picture of a .577/450 Martini-Henry cartridge with the remnants of “W R A Co” on the case. Hard to see but in the center of the case just above the rim.
577-4500001

Randy

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hello
yes it exactly that i would talk