U.M.C. "SMOKELESS" Brand Shot Shells


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.