If anyone could help with an ID I would really appreciate it.
I will get some images up if so desired, I don’t have any right now. I picked up 2 boxes of shotgun shells at a consignment auction, some paper, some brass shells, some of undetermined construction but I will take a WAG at it. I think I have ID’d all the brass ones, but some of these paper ones have me stumped. I probably will have more questions, but these are the first on my question list.
#1 Paper construction, brass head, never loaded or fired. NO headstamp markings. no markings on it whatsoever. Length is 3 15/16" Body diameter is 1.5" brass head height is 9/16", head rim dia. is 1.67". It takes a standard 209 primer, there is no primer in it.
#2. Pretty straightforward, it is a 10 ga Winchester Nublack hull, Paper construction, brass head, primed, never loaded or fired, BUT it is 5" long! What was this for?
#3 Headstamp reads ELEY NOBEL and it has the number 4 at both 3 and 9 o’clock. BUT it is only 2" tall. Roll crimp, orange paper body, red overshot card.
#4 is a real puzzle for me. It is headstamped Made in Belgium. and what looks to be a “32” on the head plus two other marks that I cannon make out that may look like arrows pointed out from the center or the side view of a house. The head is brass, the body is what I think is aluminum, the end is roll crimped over a red overshot card with “SIX” on it. It is 1.802" tall, the hull body is 0.500" dia right above the head, 0.546" at the mouth, the head is .0325" tall and has a dia. of 0.560" with a rim dia of 0.633"
There are about a half dzn… unfired, unloaded pinfire hulls and a number of metallic rifle/pistol cartridges in the mix, but I will see what I can find before asking about the ones that I can’t ID.
Did they make an 8 gauge brass shotgun hull? There was also a brass hull in the box for a 25mm Manville, a few plastic loaded hulls for a Greener Police 12 ga and one loaded 12 ga hull tha tis headstamped Eley Kynoch 12 but the side of the hull says Perdy 7 made in London.