John Witzel has a PETERS .30-30 headstamped cartridge with a full metal patched bullet that appears to have been factory loaded. The crimp looks the same as other PETERS .30-30 cartridges in his collection. John did pull the bullet and sent the powder charge to me for analysis and testing. The cartridge case interior indicated that the case had not been reloaded.
Here’s the cartridge:
John told me that years ago, he talked with a trapper in Canada that said that he had used the .30-30 cartridge with the little nickel jacketed bullet.
To my knowledge this loading was never listed in any of the PETERS catalogs so it may have been a special loading done for possibly the Hudson Bay Trading Co. (?) or T. Eaton (?)
Has anyone else heard of this cartridge(?) and does anyone have any additional information they would be willing to share?