This time is was much worse…
I went there to help man the club Membership table, and act as interim help when a table holder needed to take a break, or lunch.
People kept commg to me with, “Hey, I think you might want these…”, and handed me things that, it turned out, I was interested in.
My reply each time was, “I did not bring any money, or my credit cards.”, figuring I was well over budget this month, and likely also next month.
Each time the answer I got was, “No problem, just send me a check when you can…”, or something to that effect!
I love/hate those guys!!
And here is what I ended uo with.
I was told these are 7.62x54R Sniper rounds… there is an “E” missing on the right side of the image of the lable. What does it say, are they Sniper rounds?
FA 28 .30-03 Gov’t, 174 grain Boat Tail…
FA 55 7.62 NATO, M-63 Dummy, Full Boxm cartridges in really nice shape…
LOT FA 19 .30-06 Gov’t, M40 DUMMY, Full Sealed Box, no other markings anywhere…
S&W .44 Magnum, A Bangor Punta Company. These have been hanlded, and the lead has some oxidation, but it is a full box, (I will get to a little cleaning afer I get some sleep…).
While not directly ammunition related, I was handed a 1959 copy of “The Fireside Book of Guns” by Larry Koller. Someone knows I like older printed books…
And Last but not Least, an evidently sealed 1929 box of “CALIBER .276”!
Uhm… Caliber .276 WHAT?
Is this actually a box of Pedersen cartridges developed for the Pre-M1 Garand Pedersen Rifle?!
Does anyone have the two Drawings referenced on the box?!
I wish someone had walked up to me with one and said, “Hey, I think you need this old clip, just send me a check…”
This is a drawing for the original En Block Clip for these rounds.
Is this a real second version of the Pedersen Clip? It does not look Photoshopped to me.
I also have a lot of other info on the Pedersen Rifle and Cartridge, like a Vickers Hanbook, but that is for another post.