US Snider Ammo


#1

At least three US ctg makers WRACo, USCCO, and UMC made Snider ammo usually calling it 58 Snider. Was any of this ammo headstamped?


#2

All that I’m aware of in drawn case .577 is stamped “REM-UMC 57 S” as ball & two shot loadings stamped “REM-UMC 577S-1935” & “REM-UMC 577S-1939”.

In newer mfg. “TEN-X 577 SNIDER” & “577 SNIDER (with a) ‘rifle’ (at 6:00)” edited once to add plus “BELL 577 BASE N.E.”

In the Turkish Snider I have several I’m pretty sure are US, but all are unheadstamped. I’m sure this is what your likely seeing in your references.

hope this is of help?


#3

Thank you for the info. There is a dispute about whether the trem “cadet” should be applied to the 1 5/8 case and it has been determined that DCCo never used this term. A proponent of this story now says it was another US manufacturer who used this term but I have saw WRA and UMC refer to this as 58 Snider or 58 Turkish not cadet.


#4

For whatever it’s worth, I’ve not seen or heard of the term “cadet” used with any Snider.
I would ask them to provide a reference where this term is found.


#5

The "cader’ term appears to have originated on a forum a few years ago with one individual and has since been accepted as fact. I have been collecting Cdn arms and ammo for some time and this is the only source I have found. As for nailing down a source the users of this term say they saw it "somewhere sometime."
I call myth busted.
Thank you again.