Strange ammo deactivation of Gallery Experimental .30-06


#1

I assume it is a way to deactivate this round. Was this way common?
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#2

[quote=“sksvlad”]I assume it is a way to deactivate this round. Was this way common?

I have use this method sometimes because is very convenient. You only need to file the case with a conical file.


#3

I once heard this called a George Washington, presumably because it looks like the first axe cuts when felling a tree.

John E


#4

This is usually done by people who have no oter tools on hand - or don’t bother much, alternatively also done with a hack saw. The other version I have seen so far was using a nail to punch a hole into the case (which looks much more decent but is kinda tricky I guess).

Vlad, what projectile is that on there?


#5

Looks like a pointed lead bullet partially pulled out

The black band just above the case mouth should be grease


#6

That is a 198 grain lead bullet. The cartridge is one of the very early Gallery Experimentals. There’s another with a 150 grain round nose bullet.

Ray


#7

Very interesting, too bad it got treated this way.


#8

l to r:

Gallery Experimental 198 grain - FA 3 08
Gallery Experimental 150 grain - FA 4 08
M1906 Guard - FA 10 08
M1906 Guard - FA 18
M1919 Gallery, M1 Guard - FA 20

Let’s see some other Gallery/Guard cartridges.

Ray


#9

Ray, thanks to Alex I know more about it. I got a huge $5 bag of old ammo at the show and I thought this projectile was made up at a beerfest. Why is bullet seated back into a fired cartridge? Was that for display? And why to cut an already fired cartridge?


#10

Vlad

You’ll never answer any of those questions. I can think of several scenarios that would have resulted in the cartridge that you have but they’d be nothing more than SWAGs.

Is it a 30-06 or a Cal .30 M1906?? ;) ;)

Ray


#11

The primer on that cartridge looks like it misfired as it doesn’t look pushed out enough. Someone could have removed the powder after the misfire for whatever reason.


#12

Vlad,

That’s a neat old cartridge.

Ray,

Nice selection there. Moved by contribution to Randy’s thread. (Well, it was .30 Caliber!).

Dave


#13

Dave

Nice one! Like new. Do you have the single ball also? Randy probably has 20 or 30 variations.

Ray


#14

So… Is this a bullet for a gallery load? Looks like similar


#15

Pivi

That looks like it, or one very similar. Did you get that one from me?

It was a commercial bullet cast in an Ideal mould. Weight 198 grains. Length 1.215".

Ray


#16

Dave E

Randy has started another thread on the Krag gallery cartridges. You might want to move your post over there.

Ray


#17

Ray,
yeah,I got it from you.Actually there are some difference in shape between your bullet and the one for the gallery load .


#18

Pivi

Since the Gallery bullets were cast in 1908 +/- and the ones I gave you came from the same mould number but cast in 1950 +/-, I would not be surprised to find some differences.

Ray