I took delievery of VERY NICE collection of tool rounds at SLICS.
Like anyone, part of the wind behind the road home sails is the excitement to paw the trinkets and treasures acquired ASAP.
Looking over the tool rounds was enlightening to say the least. One of the most basic revelations was the small caliber rimfires. I always assumed they were all .22 only to discover there are .22, .25, .27 (which on a quick pass…all look “.22”) and there were over a dozen headstamps variations (most were a circle H or Hilti…the common tool round in this area).
To all my pals…fret not, I am in no danger of becoming a rimfire collector; but I do feel pretty ignorant of a very basic cartridge.
Stay tuned for some photos of plastic well test blanks, well casing perforation rounds, engine starter rounds (not in my “dozen or so”) and a few others that it would be good to gather opions if you might agree to how the prior owner ID’d them.
There appeared a couple .32 RF that were marked “alarm rounds”. I know there have been rounds that activated fire sprinklers. Any guess what “alarm” might imply? (there are other rounds marked saluting, starter pistol, engine starter so the general labels are good)
I still can’t bellieve the first thing to intrigue me were tiny blanks
If it’s special purpose…it interests me.