Swiss blue-anodized aluminum, ( anodized Steel Case)


#21

sherryl, yours is the normal tinned brass case , and has nothing to do, with the Initial question by Timeout about the blue/green anodized case with the stepped shoulder…

Peter…

PS: your cartridgecase was made from used brass material, therefore the B in headstamp. Stands for “Beschossenes Material” from remelted recuperated fired brass.


#22

New unprimed empty blue and green steel cases with TC 10 A 57 headstamp weigh 11.72 g (180.86 gr) and 11.76 g (181.48 gr), respectively. Both have a Berdan primer pocket with two vents.

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#23

I suggest to change the title entry from Aluminium to blue anodized STEEL-Case for better searching results and avoiding misinterpretations, as there is no complete blue or green Aluminium-case…
Peter


#24

Forensic
Thank you for your note I realize what you wrote I only posted that cartridge for interest sake
however your info regarding the B was of great interest and will remember it thank you
sherryl


#25

Peter - Whatever do you mean? I spelled “treib” correctly. Just look at my entry. (Well, maybe I am fibbing a little, thanks to “edit.” :-)

Seriously, thanks for catching that. I truly hate misspelling foreign words, and try hard to be accurate. I welcome the correction, my friend.

John Moss


#26

Thanks for the correction Peter, I’ve corrected (again) my post.


#27

Hi guys… I am away and will read all the posts when I get back home tomorrow. I will put a magnet to the case to see if it’s magnetic. I will let you know. I only wanted to know what sort of cartridge it is, but it seems to have sparked a great debate…Thanks Paul


#28

Does anyone know what the coatings are on the steel cases? The silver/gray looks like electroplated zinc to me. What about the colored (blue & green) coatings? I’m assuming the colors are either some process done to the base coating to change it chemically (such as “anodizing”) or another completely different coating (some sort of polymer wash?).


#29

Thanks Peter - I had a feeling I wasn’t choosing my words right. I don’t collect these and to make such categorical statements is dangerous. I’ve edited my post.

Paul


#30

Ok Gents, changed the heading…! put a magnet to it and it is magnetic… So the question is still, what was it used for… thanks paul.