Shotshell identification 1


#1

Who made this cartridge ? When ?


Thanks for your help.

chassepot


Polish (Russian Empire) Pinfire Shotshell
#2

This one was made by K. & Yu. Bekker of Warsaw back when Poland was part of the Russian Czarist empire.
As the company changed names several times the shown naming was used from 1860 to 1889.


#3

Thank you EOD !


#4

Yves and Alex, the Latin name of this company was C. & J. Bekker. Below you can see an ad from 1887.

Regards,

Fede


#5

Fede, thanks a lot for the Latin variant. I only had the Cyrillic before wich explains the “Yu” vs. the “J”.
Will ammend the database accordingly.


#6

Great info.
And a great shell!
Would love to find one.

I have the headstamp from a metal detector find.

regards rené