Pointed bullets .25, .30 and .35 Remington


#1

I was looking on the IAA website and their collection of catalogs. I discovered in the Remington 1911-12 catalog that Remington used to offer “pointed bullets” in their .25 Remington, .30 Remington and .35 Remington cartridges. I knew about the .25 Remington with the .101 grain pointed bullet (M.V. 2330 fps) but I did not know that early on Remington loaded .30 Remington cartridges with a 151 grain pointed bullet and .35 Remington with a 170 grain pointed bullet. I looked to see if they offered a pointed bullet for the .32 Remington cartridge but did not see anything other than the 165 grain round nose cartridge.

Has anyone an example of the 151 grain pointed bullet in the .30 Remington or a 170 grain pointed bullet in the .35 Remington. Any information about muzzle velocity for these loadings?


#2

Saw the 1912 Peter’s catalog and it has the .32 Remington with a 142 grain sharp pointed bullet.


#3

Here are 25 & 35 with pointed bullets. I don’t know the weight.


#4

I have the ,30 with a pointed bullet. I don’t know the weight & it looks much like either of Bruce’s. But no .32 by any maker.


#5

I have the 35 Remington by PETERS with a pointed copper SJSP. Total weight of cartridge is 331.6 gr. I thought it odd that the two cartridges shown look like fmj bullets


#6

MRT
Both of Bruce’s (krag56) and the one in .30 Rem. Auto I noted are FMJ bullets.

The .25 is also noted & a box is pictured in Hackley, Woodin & Scranton page 249 of Volume 1 revised History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition. So it also has a military history.


#7

That’s interesting thanks Pete. Mine could be a reload though it shows no marks as such.