ID help please 50-70s


#1

Picked up some 50-70’s and need ID help with two.

HS: OLD RELIABLE 50-70

HS: D.G.W. 50-70

Both are flat base with nickeled primers.

Thanks


#2

Both are modern commercial cases. DGW is Dixie Gun Works. Old Reliable is, mmmm, Old Reliable Ctg Co.


#3

Thank you very much Ray. At least the others in the bunch were old.


#4

Ray:
I think we need to be careful when we label something as “modern”. All of the head stamps shown in the photo are obsolete with the exception of the Bertram Brass case.

The large font “DIXIE” head stamp was available during the eighties and nineties. I don’t know who made them, but I am guessing they were a BELL product.

The D.G.W head stamped case came to me in an original box packed with a page from the Union City, TN newspaper dated 1974. The DGW cases were made by the same Belgian company that made the “Old Reliable” case, but I am not dead sure who that was. There is also a new headstamp available in limited supplies from Dixie Gun Works. (http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_101_287&products_id=16678)

The small font BeLL case was commonly available during the seventies, and eighties.

The large font BeLL case was from the final production runs before Brass Extrusion Laboratories Limited was sold to PMC/Eldorado in 1988-89 (http://masttechnology.com/about-us/company-history/) or so I have been told.

The “Old Reliable” cases predate the D.G.W. cases, but I can’t put an exact date on them yet. I would appreciate it if anyone can name the Belgian manufacturer.

The “HDS” cases are from Huntington Die Services. I have been told that they are a BELL product and I got some of the last ones available from Huntington about five years ago.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ayy3ngom1ogytnv/P1000179.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ar2gnmrig1o08ry/P1000185.jpg?dl=0


#5

I found and resurrected this older post: http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13676


#6

[quote=“XPH2USN”]Ray:
I think we need to be careful when we label something as “modern”. All of the head stamps shown in the photo are obsolete with the exception of the Bertram Brass case. . . [/quote]

If something made in the 1970s or 1980s can be called obsolete, what does that make me!!!? I have grand-kids older than that.

Ray