For those shot shell collectors who may not have noticed, not all U.M.C. “SMOKELESS” brand shot shells are loaded with smokeless powder. For at least the years 1892 & 1893, according to the catalogs, U.M.C. loaded this brand with BLACK POWDER as well as “Schultze”, “S.S.”, “E.C.” and “American Wood” Nitro powders. I thought this was odd given the brand name.