Old Greek shotshell ID


#1

Hi all,
Today I got this old Greek shotshell, which was produced by sellier & bellot.
Can anybody help me with dating this case?
Many regards Rene


#2

Hi René,

Great find! It was made before WW2 by S&B in Schönebeck for a gun shop named “Belgian Market” that was located in streets Vissis 25 and in Gladstonos 2, Athens. They also used the brand “Olympia” and imported Baschieri & Pellagri powder.

Regards,

Fede


#3

I think it says “Made in Germany” but it is all Greek to me.


#4

Hi Fede,
Thank you very much for that information!
I must say that I am really happy to add this to my collection.

Regards René


#5

Hi René
Nice find
Lars


#6

Here is an example of a top wad used by this store found in a much later B&P F2 plastic cartridge. Note that it is marked “A. E.”, which stands for Anonymous Etairia and is equivalent to “S.A.” or “Limited”.

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I should clarify that I don’t know which is the correct English name of this company, but the French name was “Bazar Belge”. Below you can see an example in a shell made by Cartoucherie Française.

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