SCIMITARS 20 ga. etc


#1

The scimitar was an attempt to increase the stable range of the flechette projectile. It was also called a “glider” in some projects.

Shown here next to various flechette types.

The two types of loads most often encountered. 20 ga. shotshells.

Rare scimitars for .45 auto and 40mm m79


#2

Ive got a 20 gauge scimitar in my collection.
It has a 2 1/2" case with 1" high brass and an Alcan h/s.
Looking down on the plastic carrier all you can see is the “X” shaped top
of the projectile. Is 20 gauge an unusual size for these?


#3

These are 20ga. which is the “common” version.