New Load 1915 WAD


#1

I wish to know which USA company used this thin card wad and on which cartridge?
Very thin 0.7mm or 0.125" thick. It is 12 gauge. Ron.


#2

Never seen it before, but if I had to guess I’d guess Winchester.

Another alternative, could be a serious shooter had a rubber stamp made.

What is it made of? Almost looks like cork.


#3

As stated it is a card wad. Good quality brown glaze both sides but only printed on the top. It does not look like a stamp to me.
Must be a thin over-shot wad? but these usually have a shot size.


#4

Ron,
I think you will find they are British, I have quite a few variations of it. Possibly it can be accredited to London Sporting Park as I have a few samples that also contain that name as well as the same monogram. Print styles do vary considerably between the years and styles.

Pete,
All of them that I have are certainly factory made and not hand made.

Will add some photos if I have any, I don’t normally keep pictures of just over shot cards.

Eley%20London%20No%2012%20Gastight%20Pegamoid%20London%20Sporting%20Park%20Ltd%20Over%20Shot%20Card

That’s the cartridge, it is on an Eley London Gastight head stamp.

Can’t find any pictures of just OSC at the moment, so I will take a couple and add them later.

Mike.

Edit;

Extra pictures as promised, I think I have a couple of different ones that I could not quickly find.
So some have a shot size and some don’t.
The picture with the flash bounce on I have left in as this gives a much better idea of just how highly glossed these OSC’s are.





Note, All of them have that same high gloss but I have excluded it to give a better pictures

Thoughts;
They loaded one was pre WW1 and I do not have one of then that is not loaded, so I am not sure of the thickness of it! which may be relevant?
The others are all war time years and the very different material and thickness may have a relevance to this fact?

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#5

Eightbore. Great info and I did not expect an English wad.
Also the thickness of my wad is 0.025" (0.7mm) and not 1/8" (typo).
It seems odd to put the year on each wad. Thanks. Ron.


#6

Ron,
Sorry I meant to add the thickness but in haste forgot, yes mine are circa 0.027" (without screwing down the mic) or 0.7 mm if you like metric.
Like you I wonder at the logic of having the year on “with” that wording. I have had a further look and even though I know I have some more I can’t lay my hands on them. However I am reasonably sure I only have the four (4) consecutive years of dates, 1903, 04, 05 and 06. I might be wrong on that score I am not positive about that but don’t think so.

Mike.
Edit,
Also meant to say, all of mine are 12 bore size.
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