Platarg Engineering Ltd


#1

I’m looking for information about the line of cartridge cases and projectiles made by Platarg Engineering Ltd of London sometime between 1986 and the early 1990’s. The only headstamp I have seen is PLATARG .38 and it could be just a sample made for advertisement purposes. Any information would be appreciated.


#2

Per Otto Witt’s book “Otto’s 38s”:

Platarg Engineering Ltd.
Hanwell, London England

“Platarg is a manufacturer of cartridge making equipment. This is a sample case from a setup run of cases at SFM in France done in 1992. Apparently none of these cases were loaded.”

Headstamp shown:

PLATARG
.38

(Note that only brass case is known)

Hope this helps.


#3

Leon, thank you very much for your help.


#4

I found another reference published in 1988 mentioning that “the model C13 [13 stations] cartridge press can produce 0.38 cases from pre-formed cups”.


#5

[quote=“LeonGeisler”]Platarg Engineering Ltd.
Hanwell, London England
[/quote]

Is there any more info on exactly where they were based? I used to live very near to Hanwell.


#6

Falcon, full address is Trumpers Way, Hanwell, London W7 2QA.