Recently acquired 3 unusual 30-06 cartridges.
See photos below:
First one is a tin-plated brass case m1909 blank headstamped FA 8 17 with a brass primer and heavy 3 stab crimp. This cartridge is listed in Marcello’s book and in HWS1 as a possible reuse of Proof ctg cases. Why the heavy stab crimp for a blank?
The second is a nice pencil round with a tinned brass bullet jacket and no primer or headstamp. Anyone have an idea as to its origin?
The third appears to be a ball round with magnetic bullet jacket. Case is headstamped MF. The primer is nickel with a spot of pinkish-purple paint on it. Is this one of the MF cases made for Fred Gibbs? Anyone know the meaning of the paint dot?
Thanks in advance for the help.