[quote=“JohnMoss”]I hope you are preserving samples of everything you have made, including every headstamp. Above all, collectors are preservationists. So much ammunition has been destroyed or shot up to the last round throughout the world. It is a shame. After all, samples of cartridges are artifacts from the history of mankind’s manufacturing every bit as much as any other item ever made. It reminds me of the story of Springfield Rifle Model 1903 Serial Number One, which was found in combat service in Europe in WWI and basically “stolen” by a military officer and hand-carried back to Springfield Armory, from which it should have never left. Worst of all, from the story which I hope is not a myth, although I wish it were, is that the rifle had already been converted from its original form into the form generally known today as the '03 Springfield. People knowledgeable in U.S. Martial Arms will know what that means, but since I talk too much about guns on this ammo forum, with the firm belief that the subjects of guns and ammunition cannot be separated and make any sense, I will not go into it here.
The point is, that too often, historically important things made by man are not retained either at the manufacturer, such as the first items of any particular object, nor even by the end users (in the case of weaponry, often destroyed in acts of wanton government vandalism) when their usefulness to that user has ended. America is one of the worst about preserving the artifacts of its own history. Without private collectors, many rare and wonderful items in every field would be lost to history.[/quote]
I must a done something wrong with the pictures I will try to work this thing out.
Ron F use to say the same thing about me keeping everything…The answer is NO, first because their is so many experiments… Things that do not work go to the garbage bin (a big explosives magazine) After 40 years the one that work well a very few…next in Canada nobody really care I have a lots of visitors (2 or 3 a years ) from all over the world but never had one ( a few in 40) form Canada.
The important thing for a designer is the data…like all the testing and lab report for my 9mm HV AP Or some of the 7.62mm Sniper’s Service rds in use. My Master Sniper .50bmg took more than 10 yrs, 4 years of work to go from 1.6km to 2km but no small target can escape up to 3k now. BUT I do have a few surprise for when I will see an ammo collector…